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The normal pH is normally between 7.35 and 7.45. The patient’s partial pressure of carbon dioxide (PaCO2) readings are 48 is higher compared to the normal levels of 38 TO 42 mm Hg. J.S. bicarbonate level in the body is 26, which shows that it is within the range. Lastly, the PAO2 level is 55, indicating that it is lower than normal, which is caused by the poorly ventilated alveoli. The vital readings are the primary concern because they signify that J.S. has a severe asthmatic attack that can result in death if expedient measures are not taken place.