Wednesday, August 26, 2009

No Real Change

Sorry I didn't get to post an update regarding my co-worker Cindy yesterday. Her family did take her off the ventilator yesterday. The early report was that her vital signs were stable except for her breathing. It was shallow and her rate was in the mid 20s. (Normal is around 16). The doctors didn't know how long it would take, but figured she wouldn't be able to keep that up very long.

Another one of my co-workers went to the hospital last night and Cindy was still holding her own in regards to her vital signs. There is a some brain activity in the brain stem only. The outlook is still not good at this point, but we are continuing to pray for a miracle.

Last night I worked and it was pretty obvious that something was going on. Everyone was a little short with each other at the beginning of the shift. It was as if a big pink elephant were in the room. We all knew it was there, but no one wanted to talk about it. However, by the end of the shift things were better. I think this has been a wake up call for everyone.

Thank you for your continued prayers.

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