This would be a reading for someone with partially compensated metabolic acidosis. Therefore, the correct answer to this question is answer D. The reason it’s partially compensated metabolic acidosis is pretty simple. Metabolic acidosis is when there is an abnormally high level of acid in the body.
This pH, CO2 count, and HCO3 count are showing that the levels are declining, even though we cannot tell how much given that this is the only reading we have of this patient’s arterial blood gases.
So, it is a partially compensated case of metabolic acidosis. However, I would advise you to do your own research as I am not a medical expert nor am I a nurse in the field or in training.