Sunday, November 8, 2009

A little bit better

I just got back from the hospital. I sat with Dad for a couple hours. He's doing a little better today. They've lowered the oxygen level in his air to 80% and he's breathing a bit slower (28 breaths per minute). They are still giving him plenty of the two antibiotics they are using. His other vitals continue to look fine. The lung sputum and blood cultures they started the other day haven't shown anything yet. His arms are still swollen but he's better than yesterday. His latest blood sugar reading was decent at 184.

Today I held his hand a while and let him rest quietly. He's got the radio going if he wants noise. I said hello but didn't get a big reaction.

We're back to small steps in the right direction.

-- Bob


  1. Glad you are headed again in right direction...
    Thank you posting and God bless...our prayers are with you..

  2. I turn to your post first thing every morning to read your update. You make my day when you report Dad is "no worse" or "there's a slight improvement". I feel as though I'm a minute cog in your very big wheel. Take care.


  3. Im sitting on the edge along with everyone I know..... All we can do is pray that God will heal his Body and give you the strength to endure your constant and encouraging support for your Dad.

    I think I can speak for all of us when I say how much we appreciate your updates and we encourage you to think positive thoughts and hope you are doing well .

    Love Robin

  4. Thanks for the updates. Tell Grandpa that Nikki and I are continuing to pray.


  5. Tell Dad we love him. Thanks again Bob.