Tuesday, April 2, 2013

New Infection from the Vent

Wynnie continues to do fairly well on his sprint trails to build up his strength.  The only time he d-sats is when he is agitated.  I don't blame him for being agitated and downright upset about having a tube down his throat and all kinds of yucky congestion.

Unfortunately overnight he developed a fever and his secretions from his lungs gave grown much thicker.  Labs will take about 24 hours for conclusive results but it's confirmed that he has a new bacterial infection due to the vent.  I asked Dr Morris (his main doctor these past 2 weeks) when do we reach the threshold of just yanking out the vent when we see that the vent is doing more harm than good.  She agreed that Wynnie may never be able to reach "optimal" levels on the vent to be able to remove it with confidence so we may need to reach a point over the next few days where the vent is removed, he immediately place him on bi-pap or c-pap support and then just hope for the best.

So over the next 24 hours he will be treated with a strong regimen of antibiotics and if he maintains well over the next day then we will extubate in the O.R. on Thursday morning.  Prayer warriors -- time to get your game face on and start praying for Wynnie to rock it on Thursday.... we need your help!

Not exactly how I wanted the week to go for Wynnie but he is obviously under much emotional distress on being here on that vent and we just want to give him the best chance to successfully move back to normal life.  Dori enjoys looking at Wynnie's pictures and blowing kisses on them from my iPhone.  It's so heartwarming!

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will makeyour paths straight.
    -Proverbs 3:4-7

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