Tuesday, June 16, 2009

WEANING OFF THE VENT

Witt is still on the ventilator. Any second we should hear from the cardiologist about when the cardiac cath test will be. In the meantime respiratory will begin to wean Witt from the ventilator. If the procedure is tomorrow he will remain on the vent but with the settings low. If the procedure is scheduled later in the week they will try to extubate him. When his sedation wears off he opens those beautiful eyes and looks at you! This morning he even tried to smile with all the tape on his face. For now he is still being sedated so he is not in pain and doesn't fight the tubes. Please pray that his lungs respond well to turning the ventilator down!!

4 comments:

Hilary said...

Praying for you sweet Witt and your family :)

Ruth said...

Melanie, Austan, and Karen and Jim,

know that we check up on Witt multiple times per day and keep him - and all of you - in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you so much for the blog and all of the updates. It helps so much!

We love all of you!
RUTH and O'Brien

Gayle said...

We are praying for all of you! We know God's timing is perfect. He knows your every need.
Love you,
Bobby and Gayle

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I love hearing about Witt smiling and making eye contact. I will pray about the vent and the test. ~Mindy