Friday, September 4, 2009

Saturday, August 8, 2009 9:28 PM

Saturday, August 8, 2009 9:28 PM, EDT

Today seemed to be a calmer day. While Kyle is still on the ventilator, they have stopped the constant drip of pain meds and only give it to him when he needs it. He is able to communicate that he is in pain when asked, so the medical team takes care of giving him what he needs.

Looks like Monday the medical team will evaluate the trache option and possibly a different feeding tube. Right now, he has a feeding tube that is in his nose that bypasses his stomach. The new feeding tube will be much more effective and allow him to really get the nutrition he needs so much. Taking the nasal tube out soon will eliminate the possibility of sinusitis and other infections.

His white blood cell count is down - that's good news - and they are effectively treating his pneumonia. He was pretty alert this evening and had a lot of visitors, which we are so grateful for.

Each day seems to be something different, but today seemed to be a very calm day. They will keep him comfortable overnight and monitor him again tomorrow!

Thank you to everyone that has come to visit and have sent cards. We can't wait to show him all the names of everyone that have come to visit and tell you himself how much he appreciates your kindness.

More tomorrow!

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