Monday, July 4, 2011

Upright Sarah Brigade

Posted Jun 18, 2011 6:53pm

The positives: Sarah was off the ventilator for a big chunk of time today. She sat upright in her chair for about an hour. They have taken her off the sedative/painkiller she had been on since intubation. They have taken out several of the extra IV lines so she is less tied down.

So those are all great accomplishments. However she exhausted herself and is sound asleep. She has been so hot for the last few days they have started keeping ice packs on her body. For all the times that she froze at home and at work this last winter, it seems an odd punishment for her to suddenly be so uncomfortably hot. She is back to being aware of every beep and action going on around her. She has spent her life managing every detail of her vest, nebs, and medicine that she is constantly tracking her nurses and caregivers. It's a good thing, but makes her anxious if they seem to do it differently or are at all unfamiliar with the procedures.

Let's hope for another good nights sleep.

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