Thursday, May 24, 2012
Praise the Lord Kirby is improving! Kirby has made good progress this week since being put back on the ventilator. Her blood gases have continued to improve and her stats have stabilized. I never thought I would be thankful for an infection but we at least have an answer. Kirby has a ventilator acquired pneumonia (infection in her lungs) that appears to indicate why she had the difficulties coming off the ventilator and with her struggles the next evening and day. They started antibiotics immediately and she is doing well. They have been able to take her back off of her medications that they had re-introduced to stabilize her, as well as turn down her ventilator support each day. Her body was fighting so hard during the day off of the vent and the hours to follow that she used every ounce of energy she had. They want her to again build up her strength and nourishment over the next week or so, along with get rid of the lung infection, and they will begin CPAP trials again and take her off the ventilator. We are so thankful for the support and prayers over this past week which have again pulled Kirby through. We serve a great God and he has surely seen us through and heard the cries of His people.