Monday, November 05, 2007
On The Road To Recovery
Noah is doing much better today. Surgery went well on Saturday and he now has a new line tunnelled into his left external jugular. He began to improve dramatically after his "sick" line was removed. We are still waiting the final culture results, but it looks like he is growing a Strep type bug this time. Yesterday he was going to be moved out of PICU, but he began to have some respiratory difficulties in the afternoon. A chest x-ray showed a small atelectasis (lung collapse) in his right lower lobe and his lungs were "wet" from all the fluid boluses he recieved during his rescuscitation. After some Lasix to get rid of the extra fluid, today he looks better. His respiratory rate is still high and he is still needed extra oxygen, but he was able to be moved out of PICU today and back on to the ward. He really gave me a scare this time and I am so thankful to see him looking improved. Praying that things continue to go in the right direction here. Thankfully Brad is back from Florida tomorrow!!