Day 19 – 15th November

Thomas had a bit of a rough night last night 🙁 He had a bit of a build up of fluid in his pleural cavity, fluid that was supposed to be coming out through the drains left in his chest. This caused his to desaturate and not come back up as quickly as the doctors would have liked. They assisted the draining of the fluid and Thomas was able to remain more stable and keep his saturation’s up.

His paralysing drug was turned off this morning and he woke up at 10.30am for the first time since surgery!

His ventilation mode was chang3 from bipap (pressure lead) to SIMV (volume lead) to get the right amount of air going in and out. Hopefully this is a step in the right direction in getting him off the ventilator.


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