billified was intubated this morning around 4 AM. Despite the fact that he was wearing an breathing mask and his oxygen levels were returning to normal, he was still struggling to breathe – and apparently becoming quite irritated with everyone and everything as a result (not that I can blame him….being stuck full of tubes and having a hard time breathing would make anyone cranky). They sedated him and inserted the breathing tube, and he’s been unconscious ever since. While they haven’t said he’s completely in the clear yet, they have stopped saying he was still at risk of dying. So things are looking up.
Thanks for all the good thoughts. Keep ’em coming. I’ve got a feeling he’s got a bumpy road ahead of him.