Friday, March 13, 2009

FRIDAY...

Ben had such a great morning. He slept through the night so peacefully and restfully. After a quick morning of suctioning, he fell back to sleep for a long time. This afternoon Ben became really copious with his secretions and had both the nurse and tech hopping. His oxygen need increased up to 50%, he became febrile, needed to be bagged quite a few times and finally after about 4 hours has finally calmed down a bit. They took an x-ray which shows some collapsed airways. We're hoping with aggressive bagging and suctioning, we'll be able to open them up. They took some more blood to check his blood gas levels but so far they are good. His heart rate continues to be really high - hanging at 150 beats a minute. I'm hoping that as the evening goes on, he'll be able to settle down even more. His g-tube feeds were started today and then stopped after he got worse. He had a lot of residual in his stomach which means that his little body wasn't digesting the milk very well. This is probably due to the fact that he is still not feeling well. They switched him over to his NJ tube instead. Still no date to leave as of yet - especially with all the excitement that he caused today. Thanks for your love and support, we have felt SO blessed knowing that so many people are pulling for us to get back to NH!

6 comments:

Mostly Stacie's Space said...

Hang in their mom. We love you and Ben.

barryblog said...

Oh, Becky! I am thinking of you. If I were in SLC, I would come see you and sweet Ben. Hang in there.

Sarah said...

Robb and I are thinking of you and Ben!! We hope you both get to come home soon!

April said...

You are both being so BRAVE!! We're so proud of you and we're praying for you every day! WE LOVE YOU

Jane said...

I hope he is better and you are on your way home very soon! I will be praying for you guys.

Erin said...

Oh no Becky I am so sorry! I was very glad to hear you were getting out of there soon! ARG! Would you like me to come up on Sunday and go to church with you? I love that ward. I think it's at 1030. call me anytime and i'll call you--699-8144