Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hanging In There

Still on CPAP with support. Blood gases are pretty good. Tried weaning down the support last night and he didn't tolerate it. His morning xray showed partially collapsed lungs. So giving him the day to re-coupe and will try to wean the support tonight. They are pretty sure that his bumex is what is causing his fever. However, that is the magic drug that made him start peeing off all his extra fluid. So for now they are keeping it going and just trying to keep him comfy. Which isn't working by the way. Between the fever and an obnoxious nose piece blowing air up his nose, he is not happy. I was up with him all night and can't leave his side (thus the late post). I just hope he can hang in there. They feel if he can't tolerate weaning the support by mid day tomorrow they will need to re-intubate (which means they will schedule the trache). So only positive thoughts are allowed right now. He CAN do it! Praying for miracles here!


Pete, Alison and Charlie said...

Masses of positive thoughts coming your way, little Ethan. Hoping that you can stay strong and stay off the vent. Sending love and hugs from across the pond X

The Tams Family said...

He will do it! Stay strong! Thinking of you guys and waiting for more good news!!!!

Melissa said...

Hang in there and stay strong! Massive prayers coming your way from Georgia.

Lacey said...

Come on baby, you can do it. Why can't they leave him on c-pap without weaning for a while? Its better than being intubated, and its not bad for the body. He was intubated for a long time, it will take some time to come off support. Just wondering.