Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. - Lamentations 3:32
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.