Not too much major news today, but some more positive progress.
Last night they started the weaning process for the respirator to prepare to remove her breathing tube. They started by getting her to initiate the breath but with a lot of assistance. Now that has progressed to the point where she is doing most of the work. Once they firm up her jaw surgery they will be able to remove the tube.
In order to do the jaw surgery they need to have her neck cleared. In order for that to happen they need check for ligiment damage in har neck. So today the big thing was getting an MRI done to see if there is any ligiment damage in her neck. So the MRI was at 4 and because of the time we haven't heard the results yet. We hope to hear that early tomorrow.
Other than that the next thing coming up is the 5 day mark. This, after the 48 hour milestone, is a significant point in terms of swelling in the brain. So far we are doing well but passing tomorrow night without signs of swelling in the brain is the goal.
I think that covers the major news for the day. We have really appreciated all the notes, emails and phone messages saying that they are praying for us and Kate.
Please continue to pray for her recovery as well as the doctors and nurses working on her. We are seeing answers prayers daily, and are really encouraged by that so please keep that up. We have been reading our emails but understandably have not been able to answer most of them.
Paul on 03.31.08 @ 09:53 PM EST [link]