It was another busy day of testing and treatments. Ryan had an EEG performed around noon to identify if he remains free of “silent seizures”. We are still waiting on the results, that typically take several days. His oxygen level from the ventilator was reduced from 50% to 40%. Normal room air, that you and I breath, is 21%…
Ryan’s electrolytes were all normal, except for a deficiency of potassium. His white blood cells have returned to a normal level. There is some talk that he could come off the ventilator as early as tomorrow.
He had a CT scan of his head later in the afternoon. It should identify if his brain is still in mid-line and the cerebral fluid is draining. An X-ray series was taken to confirm the shunt is functioning at the best setting for him.
We insisted he continue to receive his therapies and supplements throughout his stay. The hospital was happy to do this.