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.