Thursday – is it Thursday? Update: my dad has been on a ventilator since Wednesday of last week, and heavily sedated too.
We’ve learned that sedation isn’t like a reverse dimmer light switch – we assumed that you turn it down then the patient brightens right up. Nope!
We need my dad to rouse so we can do a breathing trial, which is when they see how much he can breathe without the ventilator. He’s been off sedation completely for two days, and his body isn’t responding to any stimuli yet. Everyone is different, and no one can tell us how long it might be before he awakens, and what side effects might have occurred as a result.
Many markers are trending positive but my dad is very, very sick. I lightly tell him when I leave that I’ll “see him on the other side.” This could be either side of heaven and earth, but we are still praying really hard for some more answered prayers from our God of miracles. He is the Great Physician!