Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Tuesday, April 21
Hello to all! Clay was taken off of the respirator and was placed on the trach collar early this morning. He could hardly open his eyes because of the swelling; although, the swelling has decreased during the past few days. He was agitated quite a bit today and seemed to get anxious when he needed to urinate. He also seemed to be constipated. We reassured him that it was okay to go in the bed because he has a pad underneath him. We remind him that he needs to go anytime he feels like it. The physical therapist came in to work with him (this afternoon) and he was not very responsive; we could tell that he was not feeling well. They sat him up for a moment and this caused his oxygen level to drop. They laid him back down and placed him on the respirator to give him a rest. He was getting a breathing treatment this evening and will be on the respirator through the night. He did vomit again today and another tube was placed through his nostril. This tube goes straight to the intestine. They will see if this helps some with the vomiting. Clay kept his nurse busy today and I know she will sleep well tonight. We hope you all sleep well too. Thanks and hugs to all!