Living On Oxygen for Life
Yesterday, I told you about my adventures I had at the hospital for my doctor appointments on last Friday. Now that it’s all done and over with… I’m having a great weekend. I even have the results back from all the tests I had done. That’s pretty darn fast! Right?
So here I am. Sitting with my new Peyton Manning Broncos jersey on to support his efforts to go all the way to the Super Bowl. I really am a lucky girl to have such a great husband who tries to make me happy after such a long and trying day.
Here is my ABG results:
ph – 7.37 range: 7.35-7.45
PCO2- 65.9 range: 34-45 mmHg
PO2- 118 range: 92-100 mmHg
HCO3- 38.2 range: 22-26 MMOL/L
O2sat- 98% range: 94-100%
Total CO2 calc ABG- 40 range:19-24 MMOL/L
Now, I wasn’t expecting my results to be great. In fact, I was thinking they would be worse than what you see above. I did this ABG on 5LPM. It is very important to use your oxygen at the prescribed level. Too much oxygen can trigger your brain into retaining too much carbon dioxide. The “range” is what my ABG should be for a healthy person. All I can say is that these results are slightly better than the one I had in 2009.
I hope everyone has a great weekend! Stay warm and don’t forget to follow my blog. Love to you all!!!