Tuesday, August 3, 2010

katezilla: day 4

katie in the grassWasn't so dark here this evening. Maybe it was because I actually slept today, or that Kate seems to be getting better, who knows and who cares?

She's still on the ventilator, although it's not doing nearly as much work as in the beginning. Her oxygen levels are down to 40% and the breathing rate is set at 6 per minute, which means Kate is doing the rest on her own. Both great signs.

Despite being drugged out of her mind, two things seem to rile her out of her slumber; me and the opening or rustling of plastic bags (i.e. cookies, crackers, candy, whatever...). The result of that is her sitting up, with about 30 tubes through her nose (feeding), mouth, ears (nah, not really her ears) and all the other (good) drugs through various "ports" in her hands, harms...wherever. Have I mentioned she is strapped down to the bed?

Probably not, but she is. I can't help but think she is some sort of violent criminal and the police are just waiting outside for her to wake up so they can take her away. OK, I feel a lot better and I think Kris does too.

Meanwhile, LC has stayed with both sets of grandparents and has been spoiled all week. You should have seen the slurpee that his Abuela got him...it was taller than him.

Anyway, thanks all for your thoughts and prayers. It is very much appreciated.


,jp said...

Glad to hear that K's improving. Hope y'all are out of there sooner than expected!

jbl said...

Sounds like it's on its way to being over and done. May that happen quicker than expected.

Bob Rhubart said...

Hang in there, man. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Todd Sheetz said...

Kate and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Great to hear things are improving. Take care and stay strong for your family!

John T said...

Glad to hear she's doing better!!!

Martin Berger said...

as you asked: there are a lot of people out there caring!
Kate, go on.