Monday, March 16, 2009

Good day, rough night

We had a good day yesterday. He actually did code when they took him off the vent, but he recovered pretty quickly and had a good day. It amazed me how fast the room filled with people and equipment and the doc was here fast. The doc said he wasn't that surprised he did that, because that was what he had done at birth, he just need to be reminded how to do this stuff. He loves laying on his tummy and he wants to face toward the right. Every time they would turn his head he would just turn it back. The APN said that he should not be able to do that yet, but he is a strong little man. Last night was a little rough. He is swollen and has a lot of junk in his airway so it was kinda hard on the nurses. If she suctioned it irritated his airway more, but if she didn't then he had trouble breathing through it. He did have another episode and stopped breathing and turned blue, but his heart rate did not drop so they did not have to do chest compressions and he recovered fairly quickly. He just didn't seem comfortable and was breathing pretty hard. He held my finger and if I moved he let me know he did not like it. This morning he is sounding better and is more comfortable. The resp. therapist just left and said he sounded good and was moving air well. He seems to do well during the day and have trouble at night. I think it is because he is more awake at night and since he is no longer sedated he wants to move around. He uses his hands and push up like he was going to go somewhere. So today I think they are going to up the meds to help him get rid of some fluid and just watch his airway. Right now he needs time to get the swelling down and get used to breathing. Thank you for the continued prayers. I truely believe they are helping Evan.
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19 comments:

Jamie said...

We are praying for you. Continue to hang in there, you are a strong family that shows in him. What a witness for the healthcare staff and other families.

Lexie said...

It's amazing how God is ministering to you and your family (and anyone else who may come in contact with your story.)hang in there...BTW, love his little "lone ranger" mask. Jackson had one of those when he was in the hospital after he was born too.

Barbara Williams said...

He is a fighter and a handsome one at that! We have put Evan on our Sunday School and Bible Study prayer list. He has a multitude praying for him, his doctors and you, his family. Stay strong. Love,
Aunt Barbie

SSgtBullsGirl said...

moni

i love you so much and wish Gods love and healing power on evan. he his a precious little boy. im thinking of you and sending many prayers your way!
love le anne

Whitney said...

Continuing to pray for the family.

Julie said...

Still praying, Monica.

Michelle said...

You all are still in my prayers.

The Shaw's said...

What a fighter he is! I am thankful the Lord has surrounded him with such caring doctors and nurses. We are praying.
Love,
Rhonda

Rebekah said...

hi. i'm a friend of julie jones - just stopping in to say i'm praying for you, evan, your family & those caring for little e. :) xo.

Brian said...

Sounds like he is a little fighter. Just like his dad....good for him. Here's hoping for another good night!

Brian, Karla and Lexi

Cropaddict said...

You have been in my thoughts all day. Praying for a good night for all of you.

Sandi

Tirzah said...

Dear Sean, Monica and Family,
I found your blog through Angie Smith and spent some time reading about your son Evan. I loved the entry about Evan's heart rate going up when ever he heard Daddy's voice; so precious! Evan and family are in my prayers.

Tristan said...

PRAYING!!

Stacy said...

Monica,
you are in my prayers and
you are in God's hands.

Megan said...

Evan is beautiful! He will be in our prayers as will your family.

God bless you~

The Shaw's said...

Monica and Sean... I know there are not words right now.... but God loves you more than anything in this whole universe. Scot and I are praying for you and we are here if you need us.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

praying for you and your little sweet evan,

melissa

Vera said...

Visiting from Angie Smith's Tweet...just wanted to know I'm praying for sweet Evan and your family.

DianneM said...

I'm here from Bring the Rain. I am praying for Evan.