Thursday, January 29, 2009

Back on the NICU Roller Coaster

Nicholas was put back on the ventilator today. He was having a lot of spells last night and this morning where he was dropping his heart rate really low. His blood gases were also bad so they decided to put him on the vent. His nurse said it was like a sigh of relief from him when they put the tube in. He must have been really tired from breathing on his own. He is also getting bigger so more weight on his lungs means it harder to breath.

His C Reactive Protein levels were elevated when they did his labs. That is an indicator of inflammation and infection so they started him on antibiotics. They can also be high from stress. So hopefully he was really stressed from breathing on his own and having so many spells and he doesn't have an infection. They did a blood culture and a culture of the fluid from his head and are waiting on results.

His x-ray looked good so they are keeping him on full feeds. He looked more relaxed on the vent but it seemed like he wasn't happy with the tube down his throat. Hopefully he will be off of it soon.

1 comment:

  1. Poor little guy! I pray for him everyday and have asked all my friends to pray for him, too. Mark and Corrinne, please hang in there. Love, Aunt Pat