Friday, July 18, 2008

Preparations to Return Home - Step 1

We slowly started to prepare the transition from hospital to home. First step is to validate the setup that will help Alesia with breathing at home. The company that sells the ventilator in Romania - OxygenPlus - had the generosity to give us a setup with CARAT I Plus and the Oxygen Concentrator for tests in hospital before purchasing it. This is a very important help because it give us the possibility to test the compatibility, make sure that the device is easy to operate and it has all the features required for assisting Alesia with breathing. We learned a lot today about how to setup the equipment and which are Alesia needs in terms of ventilation.

Alesia stayed 12 Hours on the new ventilator and everything went fine. During this time she was happy and the only problem was that her pulse increased a little. Over night she was put back on the ventilator in ICU because the humidifier could not be adapted to the new ventilator.

The tests with Carat I Plus ventilator will continue in the next days and hopefully it will be a good choice for Alesia until a miracle will happen and she will not need the ventilator.

1 comment:

manolescu said...

Azi citeam stirile de pe Hotnews, ca in orice alta dimineata. Am vazut mesajul despre Alesia.
Sunt barbat, am 38 de ani si m-am abtinut cu greu sa nu plang in birou in momentul in care vedeam filmuletele cu Alesia. Poate ca altadata nu as fi fost sensibil la asa ceva. Dar acum am inteles ce inseamna miracolul vietii. Bebelusha noastra, care seamana foarte tare cu Alesia, implineste maine 9 luni... Nu pot sa nu ma gandesc la ce as face daca as fi in aceeasi situatie...
Nici nu mai pot scrie. Ar fi trebuit sa folosesc cuvinte de incurajare... Am scris ce am simtit...
Doamne ajuta!