Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday Night Update

Sorry for not updating sooner. There really hasn't been too much news this week. Erin has has had a fever that got up to 104.5 yesterday morning, yeah I know scary right? The good news is that they have ruled out infection. It seems that her brain is just not able to regulate her temperature, up or down. The nurses will now be able to just treat the fever with medication and not be worried they are masking other problems. The pulmonologist said that Erin has a weak reflex cough. This means that she will not be coming off of the tracheotomy anytime soon, they had thought she could be weened off of it in the next couple of weeks. Oh well, in the grand scheme of things it really isn't a big deal.
Nurse Ina reported today that Erin was able to nod to a question. She was stoked to be able to give some good news, as i was stoked to get the good news. She seems to be coming "to the surface". She seems to have more periods of awareness. These mostly happen during the day while they are doing therapy.

Here's a picture of Erin taking some time to smell the flowers.

Here's Erin with one of her favorite men.

1 comment:

  1. Nodding to a question?! That's great news!