Friday, September 4, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 8:41 AM

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 8:41 AM, EDT

Kyle had a very restful night, with plenty of sleep with help of some sedation medication. Yesterday early evening was a tough time for him. His oxygen saturation levels dropped into the 50's which is dangerously low. So they helped his breathing by bagging him and forcing air into his throat, then where able to suction his lungs, excreting a very large amount of mucus and that seemed to help him breathe significantly better.

The afternoon x-rays showed that right lung was giving him trouble again and had partially collapsed. Since he has a tough time being able to cough, he depends on suction to remove fluids from his lungs. Alot of the fluid is lying in the bottom lobe of the right lung. So the amount they were able to get out yesterday will hopefully be significant.

He slept very well through the night and his saturation levels remained high...a good sign. They will do another x-ray this morning to compare with yesterday and if they feel there is still too much mucus in his lung, they will perform a brochoscopy to remove more out of his lung. They performed several bronch's at Mary Washington and he always was able to breathe well after them.

We'll update later today! Thanks everyone for your continued support! We sure do appreciate it!

No comments:

Post a Comment