Friday, September 4, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009 5:35 PM

Monday, August 17, 2009 5:35 PM, EDT

Day 16 and we continue to work with Kyle's medical team for the next stage. Over the weekend, he did a GREAT job breathing without the ventilator for upwards of 2 hours at a time...then
, he'd take a break for a few hours and go for it again! Last night, he was one tired puppy and started having trouble getting a full breath. He worked so hard over the weekend on breathing on his own that his muscles and body just needed a rest. So they kept the vent on all night for him and then today, kept him on the vent as well. He's contracted a new strain of a virus that they are treating aggressivly with antibiotics, but today, he was really having a tough time breathing. They took some xrays and discovered the bottom right lung had collapsed. So back in with a bronchoscopy and cleared that up. He is resting comfortable now and will hopefully resume some breaks off the vent tomorrow.

We continue to try and wean off the ventilator, but these small obstacles keep occuring and hopefully tomorrow, we'll meet with his medical team to determine any next steps in relation to the weaning and rehab.

Thank you for ALL the calls, cards and visits - they are all so appreciated and we feel very blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives. Thank you for all the prayers as well and please continue to pray for a smooth recovery...

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