Monday, September 6, 2010

PICU Update

Right now he is on a very low level of Oxygen and it's more flow to stimulate his reflex to breathe. That said he's maintaining his oxygen levels around 97 (when during his episode here he had started to drop down to the low 80s with more frequency and shorter periods of recovery). Thankfully, the oxygen was given quickly enough that he hasn't presented as ill/listless/severe as he was prior to being placed at this hospital. Right now, we are waiting to see what the doctor wants to do, but I for see them preforming a Pneumogram (which is what was started when Nolen became so severe they had to remove the probe from his esophagus to move him to the this hospital). We aren't sure when, since he's needing the o2 to keep his levels up and being on oxygen might interfere with accurate results. He is definitely baffling a lot of people (the doctors and nurses included). I should know more as soon as the doc gets in.

**Since I started writing this, he had an episode while nurse was present and needed to be upped to 50%**


welcome to our wonderland said...

still praying, sending you uge hugs!!! thanks for all the updates!!!

Annette W. said...

praying for you all.

welcome to our wonderland said...

just checking in my youngest says she is praying so hard her head hurts.

your in our prayers and I got my whole family praying for you.

SANDRA said...

Praying for your son and family.

Michelle G said...

We will be sending lots of prayers your way. Please let me know if you need anything. Food, clean clothes, anything.