Today has been good...Brian and I, along with both sets of grandparents met with the PICU MD's and Ian's pulmonologist to discuss a plan for Ian. We all agree that Ian deserves a chance to show us what he can do...his x-ray was okay compared to yesterday. They are going to start decreasing his ventilator settings to see how he handles it. They will take another x-ray tomorrow morning to see how his left lung handles it. We are hoping it will stay open as the ventilator pressures are decreased. As long as he handles it well, and the test the respiratory therapists do come back okay then extubation will take place. We are hoping sometime tomorrow will be the day....many other things depend on how this goes.
Ian's white blood count was down again this morning, so the infection is on its way out.
Ian spent the day watching Harry Potter with grandparents sitting next to him as well as Brian and I. Brian will sleep home tonight with Becca and I will camp out at the hospital with Ian....who knows what good shows we will get to watch tonight.
Tomorrow is Wednesday and we all know what that means....BINGO!!!
The outpour of support has been overwhelming, thank you to all those who are doing fundraisers and/or talking of putting one together. If anyone is interested in learning more about them, please let me know and I can get you information.