Today is another steady day. He had the same day nurse today. The only thing new is they did a CT scan. The results had yet to be interpreted by a doctor so we don't know what, if anything, was found there. Dad's primary care doctor makes the rounds early in the morning so I expect they'll have something to say (even if it is "no change") at that time. His vital signs are still good apart from the lung problems. His blood sugar was a bit better controlled today, but it still goes up and down on its own whims.
The nurse said they tried reducing his sedation again today, but when they do that his breathing speeds up to an unhealthy rhythm. After seeing that, they reset it back at the higher level. He tried reducing it a bit while I was there and Dad did open his eyes halfway for me and then explored around his mouth with his tongue. I wasn't able to get yes/no answers so I didn't push my luck. I relayed some the the comments from this blog to him.
Mom is slowly gearing up for her trip to Arizona. She's thinking ahead to grandkids' birthdays and mailing deadlines, not to mention getting her stuff packed. I think she could have had a career in logistics for the military.
Thanks for the wonderful blog comments. I appreciate them.
I'll let you know how the CT comes out tomorrow.