Day 21 5:30PM
Just a quick update, I will write more later.... First things first--Kathy and I thank God for answering our prayers. We would also like to thank each and every one of you who have been praying for Brent's recovery.
Today after several tests, and another Boncoscopy it was determined that Brent was strong enough for the doctors to remove the ventilator. This was a hard because he has been sedated with the tube in. The doctors now needed to wake him and slowly allow him to start breathing on his own before total removal. When he awoke, he was scared, saying "there is something in my throat." We were able to comfort him and help him understand what was happening.
The doctors said they were going to remove the chest tube being used to drain his right lung cavity. This is currently being done.
The neurosurgeon came by and told us that he wanted Brent stronger before going back into the operating room to reposition the screw in his spine. It looks like this surgery will happen next week.
I will update a little more later this evening.
Pete & Kathy