Wynnie had a really bad day yesterday after I updated the blog. They had to continuously "bag" him to pump his lungs up with air and over the course of the day he was fighting the vent with every breath. Both his lungs have collapsed so they temporarily paralyzed him to get his breathing back in sync with the vent.
This morning after reviewing the chest X-rays, the doctors were please that he has had a slight improvement in his lungs from yesterday. But today's "better" X-ray is still worse than his lungs were when he was admitted a week ago. So instead of taking 1 step forward and two steps back like we seem to be doing everyday, the doctors have fully paralyzed him for the next 24 hours to allow the machines to do all the work for him. His body is under much stress and every time he fights that vent with gagging and coughing it just further collapses his lungs. The only way he can get better is if his lungs heal. The only way they'll heal is if they are not agitated. We hope that within these next 24 hours he will get begin to clear up his tough little lungs and begin to heal.
He looks better today (not as swollen and bruised up around his IV lines). Dori has been at home asking for Wynnie all day so I'm praying that'll happen soon enough with God's perfect timing. I can't wait to have Wynnie back home so that things will go back to our "normal". Things aren't the same without all the 4 boys running amuck in the house :)