March 30, 2005

Good News / Bad News

That may be a standing headline for some time. But today the good news is better than the bad news is bad.

GOOD NEWS: CT-scan was good today. No new bleeding and the old stuff is dissipating. Swelling is down, and a left-right shift has receded.

BAD NEWS: She has pneumonia, which is extremely common. I guess if you pass out, you aspirate fluids into your lungs. Then if you get a breathing tube that doesn't allow you to cough it out, you get pneumonia.

So she'll be fine with the pneumonia, but it will require additional cleanings and manipulation of the breathing tube. And that is her least favorite activity (toothbrushing is up there...) Hubby hates to see her in discomfort.

More good news on comfort. Her temp is down and they have turned off a cooling blanket that made her shiver.

Long time left, but day four is starting out well. Doctor Nelson is still very optimistic.

Cheers,
jk

Posted by John Kranz at March 30, 2005 9:54 AM