Yesterday afternoon we learned that the pneumonia was the result of the lungs taking on blood. An EKG revealed the obvious; Sue’s father suffered congestive heart failure. Had he not already been in the hospital for acute pancreatitis, they say he never would have survived.
He remains in ICU, but has been removed from the respirator. He also has been taken off sedation and is awake (albeit groggy and a bit confused).
His vital signs are good and renal function is working properly. Today will consist of follow-up testing, to include blood work, EKG, x-Rays, and others. It’s still much to early to forecast when he might be discharged.