Friday, September 4, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009 8:15 PM

Thursday, September 3, 2009 8:15 PM, EDT

Kyle did transfer back to the KCRC (Kluge Children's Rehabilitat
ion Center) and ran into some issues when returning. The nausea and upset stomach is a real issue and he did get sick and aspire more fluid into his right lung. His SAT numbers are still high, so they will keep him at the KCRC instead of transferring him back to ICU. His medical team at KCRC is in constant contact with the UVA PICU center to make sure everything is done to keep that under control.

As Gastrointestinal Specialist paid a visit to Kyle and has decided that a different method of feeding must occur. It is vital that Kyle get the nutrition he needs to keep up with his rehab, so they are working on the 2 procedures that will help him - one is the NJ tube, in which a tube is inserted into his nose and extends down to his small bowel. The other is a procedure that places a valve in his feeding tube opening to prevent the feedings to enter his stomach and go straight to the small bowel. His medical team will re-evaluate his situation in the morning and determine the next step.

One thing that was discovered was that Kyle seemed to be start feeling bad after receiving pain medication. So they have stopped giving him a certain type of pain medication and trying another to see if that was causing him some issues.

Kyle was also mentioning a fair amount of pain in his jaw, so a Dentist will be coming by tomorrow to look at his pearly whites and make sure they are all okay.

A lot happening, but he's glad to be back at KCRC and seems to be resting comfortably this evening. We'll let everyone know what happens tomorrow!

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