Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Trial off oxygen

They have been trialing Noah off oxygen since yesterday and he mseems to be doing pretty well. He is working really hard in terms of breathing but keeping his saturations up. His lungs still sound bad, but are showing improvement daily.
In terms of the c-diff/colitis, they attempted to start him on some slow feeds last night and it wasn't long before he was retching and very uncomfortable. They stopped the feeds and put his tube to drain and let him sleep through the night comfortably. They are going to attempt to restart feeds today at a much slower rate to see how he does. They c-diff symptoms are still there, and if they don't improve in a day or so, they may have to come up with an alternative plan. This seems to be a particularly resistant strain of c-diff so we know it's not going to be easy to get rid of. He is has had it since before Christmas. There has only been about a week during this time that he went withought symptoms.
Although we still have a ways to go, I am thrilled at the improvement and it's so great to see him smile again!!!

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