Friday, June 13, 2008

Vent continues

Well, as Dr. C and I both suspected, it doesn't look like Robbie is coming off the vent today.

According to his nurse, his up and down sats kept up all night. His oxygen needs just kept going up.

They drew a blood gas and did an x-ray and neither were particularly fantastic. They've changed his vent settings off of MMV about an hour ago and his o2 needs have already gone down a bit, though still high- 53%. Hopefully they'll continue to go down as the morning progresses.

They sent off another culture of his lung fluids. I guess this means I start another pray-there-is-no-infection fingernail chewing marathon.

His feeds through the night weren't great, he was only digesting about half of it, but as of his last feed, he took it all. Hopefully that'll continue.

My dad is taking me to the hospital today. He was planning to go anyway and rather than me use the gas, he'll take me and then David will come after work and we'll come home together. Yay for car pooling.

I'm sure the docs will come talk to me at some point today and explain what the hazy x-ray and blood gases could mean. Pray it turns out to be temporary and not serious, please.



Lauren said...

Praying for you and Robbie! YAY for carpooling!

jdd said...

YAY for carpooling.
Its a teeny tiny set back. I am sure he will rebound like the fighter he is. He has so many people praying for him, I am sure he will be fine in the long run.


Anonymous said...

The NICU is such a roller coaster ride, hang in there!

Erin Fae said...

I haven't been commenting much, but wanted you to know that you are all still in my thoughts and prayers. ((big hugs))

Amy said...

Huge hugs and continued prayers.

Heather said...

Sometimes the lows are harder because the highs are SO high. Just focus on the highs. Robbie is doing FANTASTIC. The doctors told me Maddie would come off the vent for two weeks before it finally happened. I am so amazed by Robbie's progress - already eating and breathing so well. You should be proud and inspired by your little guy!

Kristen & Vincenzo said...

We are praying for your family. Don't give up hope. We were blessed with a child, who was born at 24 weeks at 1 lb. 9 oz. We were in the NICU for about 5 months and just came home a month ago. There are many ups and downs through the months, but you need faith. We didn't at first, but together we pulled through and so did our son. Today at 6 months, he is a vibrant little boy. He came home on oxygen, but that is not stopping him at all. Monday we start to wean him off of it and we will go from there.

I will keep you all in my prayers.

AngelsAmid said...

I continue to pray for you and your beautiful little family everyday!

Kristin (kekis) said...

Robbie is still so tiny and working so hard to grow from the inside out. You'll start seeing progress. The love and care he's receiving from everyone around him only lean towards him continuing to improve. As you've learned, Robbie will have some down days (as we all do), but God will hold him extra tight during such times.

We're all holding you and David tight and keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Looking forward to seeing some Roo pics!

Freyja said...

I'm sorry life has to be so fainful sometimes. I know how much it hurts to see someone you love so much suffering so much. Hugest, most genuine hugs to your whole family.

Stephanie said...

I'm sending tons of prayers to your family and especially for Robbie.