Tuesday, April 19, 2011

March 30

Progress is steady but very slow.  Fran is more alert and responsive and can open her eyes a bit.  They are testing her respiration to see if she is ready to have her breathing tube removed.  so far, she is passing, so they might remove the tube tomorrow.  They do not want to do it prematurely, as the repeated insertion can cause some problems.

They wheeled a patient out today.  Why? I asked.  I was told that he was "too sick" to be in the ICU.  That creates perspective. (He went to the cardiac care unit)

Fran's next stop will be the rehabilitation unit...soon I hope.


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