Saturday, September 15, 2007

Dad update

Dad is doing a bit better than yesterday, although he hasn't improved much. He is in the intensive care unit, and he's still on a respirator. On Friday, his heart rate was extremely high, and his blood pressure was extremely low. Today both his heart rate and blood pressure are more normal and holding pretty steady.

He is still unconscious, but they're no longer sedating him. He was aware of us when we went in to see him, and he was trying to wake up. They have him tied down though, so he won't pull the tubes and wires out. They are slowly weaning him off of some of the medicines (specifically, the one that was helping keep his blood pressure up), and after he can hold his own with the blood pressure, they'll see whether he can breathe on his own.

The doctors were telling us Friday that it would take a miracle for him to pull through. Today they said it's still grim, but they were pleased with the progress he was making. They're not even talking about doing the surgery he initially went in for, although it will have to be done before he can leave.

Thanks so much for your your prayers.


Mika said...

Oh Noodle...I'm sure your dad will pull through. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

PEZmama said...

I didn't realize it was this serious. I will continue to pray.

Southern Girl said...

I'm so sorry your dad and your whole family are going through this. Continuing to pray.

piper of love said...

you are in my thoughts and prayers...I'm so sorry