Friday, 19 December 2014

I trach masked 24 hrs!!

I made my 24 hrs off the vent machine breathing by myself (with oxygen). Hurray!!!!!!!! This is a huge step. I, and piles of Ativan, made it through the night! I did need one super suctioning which one of the drs was not a huge fan of but I didn't panic and stayed off the machine. The machine is  now officially out of my room! I may be out of ICU by Christmas after all!!

Another plus, the sun has come out for a moment on me now that I have a room with windows and the nurse has given me a cup of orange juice to swab in my mouth. This is a milestone to enjoy.

4 comments:

christina mccully said...

I am so happy for you. I have been so worried because you have not post. Keep up the great work

sue said...

yea! orange juice swaps! glad to hear you have a window and sunshine! hugss

helen soucoup said...

After reading two crazy days part 1and 2. Friday sounded like a miraculously blissful day.. ...well not quite a holiday in the sun but pretty good. Thank God for Ativan! PSThey are called piggy tails cause they are curly.

Joyce barbour said...

Progress! So good to hear.