Wednesday, January 16, 2013

6:00 chest xray, January 16, 2013

The 6:00 chest x-ray looked better then the previous one. You saw more black then white...the white is the fluid or collapsed part of the lung. The MD's said they could extubate tonight or wait until first thing in the morning. Brian and I went back and forth with the MD's on the pros and cons of extubating tonight vs. tomorrow morning. They told us that with everything they had going on tonight and the extubation process it would not be until close to midnight before he would be extubated. There is a possibility Ian's anxiety would rise afterwards which could lead to a bad night for him. In addition, they are doing some form of pulmonary care every 2 hours....suctioning him with the vent is easier for him as well as they can get deeper into the lung. So after going thru all of the pros and cons, we decided to go ahead and start the extubation process around 5:00 am, with full extubation around 8:00 am in the morning.

Today was bingo day at Hopkins....Ian was sleeping so I played for him along with Nana and Pop Pop...Ian did not win but since everyone is a winner....he did get something.....

So everyone have a good night sleep....we are hoping for that here and an easy extubation in the morning.


Anonymous said...

Hi Marci,

Javy (Javier Beltrand) has been very concerned for Ian. He sends well wishes and a "high five". He has included Ian in his bedtime prayers. May he recover quickly as he is greatly missed.

Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

Gayle Beltrand and family

Anonymous said...

Kendra Bober Thanks for the update...sounds like a gradual turn around...good news! Thinking good thoughts and sending love your way!

Helen Weisman Dagilis Hope you have a good night tonight and good luck tomorrow!

Annelise Sullivan hoping you all get a good night's sleep, and that everything goes well tomorrow!

Jennifer Larsen Orlando Hope that you all have a good night. Thank you for the updates. Thinking of you.

Lauren Kemp Good luck :-) thanks for the updates ...,, try to get some rest !

Adam Ziman Thank you for updates, try and get some rest.

Traci Kodeck Hoping he has a restful night and easy extubation.

Miriam Leibowitz Golob Thinking about all of you...hope you have a restful night.

Ruth Cohen Ross Our thoughts and prayers are with sweet Ian and all of you. Hang in there.

Emily Michelson Levin Continued wishes for a comfortable night and easy extubation in the morning.

Jamie Cooper Biegeleisen Thanks for taking the time to update. Thinking of you all.

Cheryl Levine Snyderman sending love...

Jill Gerber Katz May Ian have an easy time with extubation this morning and a comfortable day. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Tamara Jayne Flax I hope that Ian had a comfortable evening.