Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thursday June 11, 2009
Day 44

Daniel had a relatively calm night. He is still running
a fever, temp. at 100. The heart fluctuations continue.
Dr. Sacks attributes both conditions to the brain trauma.
A chest x-ray taken early this morning shows that his
lungs are clear.
Daniel looks good this morning, he is breathing on his own
with ventilator assist. He is getting his morning sponge
bath at this moment. Sigue 'Calm, dark, and handsome'.

Some more physical therapy is scheduled for today.

Daniel's neurosurgeon, Dr. Tantuwaya, the SICU doctor, Dr.
Sacks, will confer with Cathy, Victor, and Margarita
tomorrow at 2:00 to discuss Daniel's condition, possible
options when his condition improves, and what the family
can expect as these next few days and weeks transpire. The
decision to transfer Daniel to Villa Pomerado will be made
once things stabilize here.

Daniel is still in room 208 here in SICU. Visiting hours are
stricter here than in the Progressive Care Unit. Visiting is
allowed from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm and from 8:30 pm to
7:00 am.

Will try and update this later today.....

1:30 pm
Daniel has been sitting now for about two hours and seems
to be handling the upright position very well. He sleeps,
then opens his eyes for 20 minutes then takes another
nap. It is 1:45 pm and Daniel is getting a hand and foot
massage by his Mom. Interestingly, Daniel's pulse will drop
from 1o5 to 87 while he is getting a massage. He is having a
nice peaceful day here with Margarita and Cristina. Will
put on some Marley for him while his eyes are open.

Take care of one another.....

John Escobedo ~ Chuy Miranda ~ Alfredo Vega (last night)
Margarita and Cristina ~ Cathy ~ Olaf Palme ~

1 comment:

  1. Daniel and family: I pray that you get encouraging news tomorrow. You and your family are in my prayers every night. You are a good man. We need you here with us for many, many more years.

    God bless you,
    Ken Gonzalez