Sunday, February 08, 2009

Day 5

A long day...weekends are always long here, and it's been a frustrating day dealing with the lack of communication from the team that is on call. Noah's oxygen requirements have been increasing overnight and today, instead of the decreasing I wanted to see. He has gone from needing 1Litre yesterday to 3Litres today and we are having to do even more frequent masks. His chest xray this morning did look improved from Wednesday, so it seems that we are kicking the pneumonia. But it is the asthma/reactive airway stuff that is the main issue now. We started a course of IV prednisone (steroids) today, so hopefully that will help open up those lungs. Despite this all, Noah is in pretty good spirits and we are both starting to go a bit stir crazy in here.

Disappointing, as I was really hoping for home by tomorrow. Instead I continue my lesson in patience...

5 comments:

Linda (khalana) said...

Hugs!!!!!

The Keowns said...

hang in there!! steve had pnemonia this week, he was pretty knocked out, and he is like 25 times bigger the Noah so I can only imagine how rotten this must be on him.
Awesome news that the line is staying safe!

Kim said...

Special prayers from our small group this evening...we missed you and Noah tonight but you are always in our prayers. Hugs to my Bean...see you in the morning.

Maroo said...

I am still praying for sweet Noah!!!! :)

Just wanted to let you know we are thinking about you guys!!!!

:)

teresajoy said...

I'm sorry you won't be going home today like you'd hoped. I pray that they get Noah on the mend soon and you can get out of there!