Tuesday, February 5, 2013

"Long Bumpy Night"

Wowzers. Parson pulled out all her tricks last night. About 8.30 pm. She took a nosedive that required that she be intubated and placed on a ventilator. I am so very thankful that we were here in the ICU for this procedure. The critical care team is so calm, controlled and confident. While on the vent, they will keep her completely paralyzed and sedated. The machine is doing all the work for her breathing while giving her body a chance to heal from the current illness. Today they will work to tweak her vent settings to get her levels where they need to be. They are carefully working to manage her oxygen, pH, and CO2 levels. Slowly they are creeping back waiting normal range.

Last nights doc was painfully honest and told us we were in for a "long bumpy night". She said her blood gas looked "horrendous.". Today's team has been more upbeat and optimistic about her status. As Kid President would say she is fighting this "like a boss".

We are on a very similar road that we travelled back during the Sept/Oct hospital stay. I expect that we will be here in ICU several more days before we see any progress.

The "Pray for Parson" orange arm band wearing crew has been SO busy these last few days. You are such a faithful crew. We are GREATLY encouraged by your prayers and support. Please keep them coming. "I thank my God on every remembrance of you" - Phillipians 1:3


  1. I have orange armbands if anyone would like to get on this praying armband bandwagon (no armband needed, just lots of prayers). Give my Sweet P a kiss from me! Love u-Aunt Ash