Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Mid-Morning Update

It's already been a long day and it's only 11. They did another chest xray and there was still quite a bit of fluid in the lung and around his heart. He's in quite a bit of pain and having alot of trouble breathing. They have him still on the tylenol, back on the morphine and now on toradol. (he can only be on 1/4 dose of it because it causes major kidney problems.) They have also put him on a special machine (SIPAP) that is constantly pushing oxygen into his lungs to help hold them open, therefore making it easier for him to breath. They are running labs to try and get more information with what is going on with his lungs. He will be in PICU for multiple more days (nobody knows for sure) and then we'll go upstairs to the regular peds floor. Still nothing in the GTube as they want to wait to get his breathing under control before starting feeds. The good news is this is giving me time to pump and I'm up to 22 ounces in the freezer here!!!! Will update as we know more.

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