Saturday, February 02, 2008

Still Hanging Around

It was a rough evening for Noah yesterday. His breathing got progressively worse over the course of the day, and he began having alot of respiratory distress in the evening and another temperature spike. The RRT (rapid response team) was called because his breathing became so difficult. He narrowly escaped another PICU visit, but we managed to settle him on the ward with fluid boluses, oxygen and multiple ventolin masks. His chest xray showed some pneumonia in both lungs. And new blood cultures were drawn, which have come back STILL growing the dreaded yeast. If the treatment was being effective, we should be getting negative cultures by now, so ID is trying to decide what course of treatment we should take next. His hemoglobin is still dropping, so this evening he recieved another blood transfusion. Hopefully that will help perk him up and give his body a good boost. He was looking much better today which was good to see after last night's scare. Please continue praying that our little man can beat this yeast once and for all!

4 comments:

Kathy's corner said...

I am so sorry to hear that he has ben so sick again, and that they still haven't identified this new yeast. I so admire your courage, Nichole, through all of this, and I know that God is upholding you. The depth of his grace can only be completely understood, in our deepest and darkest pain. You and Brad are a true example of God's grace. Give Noah hugs and kisses. We are surrounding all of you with prayer. Love mom

Laura said...

I'm sorry to hear that things aren't going well this week-end Nichole and Brad. We love you guys.
Laura

Jamie said...

Hey guys - I'm thinking of you lots these days and we'll be praying for you!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about Noah being sick. Please know that my family and I are praying for him. May God continue to bless you all.

~Rissa