Well, it has been a very long week of snot. And boy, do I mean snot.
What I think happened is that this whole thing started as a cold, but was exacerbated by whatever it is in the air at the moment that is making the whole of East Texas cough. Of course, any time anything is floating around and making anybody snotty, Dakin is affected by it three times worse.
Sooooo...that being said, I think we are finally on the upswing. He did spend some time off the oxygen today, and Volcano Nose did not reappear. We will see from here. When he can finally come off the oxygen, we can start lowering his ventilator settings, but there will be no coming off the O2 until the snot issue has cleared up. I am hoping that tonight might help: we are supposedly getting 1-2 inches of snow and hopefully that will wash out whatever is in the air. Fingers crossed.
Thank you all so much for your prayers. We are truly grateful!!