Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sunday evening

Regressed a day! Right lung full of fluid, continuous diuretic in hopes to drain the lung. His oxygen saturation dropped and they placed him On oxygen. He does not like the incentive spirometer, but we are pushing in at well as an EZ pap. He was upset with the nurse and myself... Because we made him get up out of bed, walk and tried to make him eat. We are only hard because we care! Sore on his back side is sloughing, so now very painful. Nana came in and force fed him. Yay Nana!!! Continue to pray : ) thank you.

Jen to Human Translation:
Continuous Diuretic - Drug/Drug that cause increased passing of urine.
Oxygen Saturation - The ratio of oxyhemoglobin to the total concentration of hemoglobin present in the blood. Oxyhemoglobin is the bright red hemoglobin that is a combination of hemoglobin and oxygen from the lungs. Hemoglobin is an iron-containing protein, bound to red blood cells and makes up nearly all the oxygen presence. Hemoglobin is responsible for transporting oxygen from lungs to other parts of the body, where the oxygen can be used by other cells.
Incentive Spirometer - Angus has to breathe in from the Incentive Spirometer as slowly and as deeply as possible, then holds his breath for 2-6 seconds. A gauge shows how well his lungs are functionaing. He has to do many repetitions a day while a therapist measures his progress.
EZ pap - Similar in function to the Incentive Spirometer, but it's regulated by the Respiratory Therapist.
Sloughing - Dropoff;Shed.

1 comment:

  1. Praying continually!! Love to you all.
    Aunt Sandy


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