Friday, September 4, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 8:18 AM

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 8:18 AM, EDT

Here's the latest!

Yesterday, the took more xrays and they revealed less congestion in that right lung! That's good news. Seems that the aggressive respiratory therapy is having some affect. The GI Specialist came to see him regarding the trouble he has tolerating the feedings. They are going to try a different way of giving him his medications - breaking them up and not giving them to him all at one time, etc. - and hopefully that will eliminate some of his discomfort. They will follow his progress and determine later if something different has to be done.

Last night, he slept well, even with all the all the interuptions of suctioning they did. The suctioning is definitely helping with his breathing, so the more they can get out of the lungs, the easier it is for him to breath. This morning his vent settings were lowered and he was breathing very well and over the machine! That's great news!

They will continue to monitor him in ICU and make the determination when he'll be ready to go back to the KCRC. Thanks to all of you that have tried to come and visit him the last couple of days. It's tough when he's in the ICU because while they need him to get his rest, it's important for him to see his friends.

Hopefully we'll know more as the morning progresses. Thanks everyone!

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