Sunday, March 23, 2014
It's been 3 days now off of the ventilator, and so far there is no major sign that you are wearing out. No heart rate crashes, no big desaturations, no fast breathing, no backpedaling on your oxygen needs... I'd say you are just about where you were when you started on CPAP three days ago which, for the first time, is actually a good thing. The more you challenge your lungs, the more they'll grow stronger. Still, Sunday isn't over and the weekend curse still prowls. I'm watching the clock, celebrating as each minute ticks by.