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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saturday, August 16th, day 3 PICU

The night was good and we all slept well. Due to Ian's incident on Friday afternoon they decided not to do his cough assist part of his treatments just for his 8pm. He handled all of his treatments back on at midnight well.

Rounds this morning were good. His x-ray from this morning showed improvement on the right side, not much on the left side. They are still treating him as if it is pneumonia so he is going to be on a 10-day course of the antibiotics. They decreased his vent settings this morning but not his oxygen. They are going to start decreasing his steroids, which were started by camp doctors on Sunday night.  Because of his incident yesterday they made him NPO (nothing by mouth) since the night was good they put him back on a regular diet. Ian was very happy about that and had chicken tenders and fries for breakfast/lunch. They spoke with Dr. Tunkel, Ian's ENT doctor, who scoped him last week at appointment he felt the trache length was good so they are not going to change that. They are going to keep the cuffed trache in for a few more days to help him and then will work on decreasing the cuff.

Ian had lots of visitors today which was nice as it helped to keep him awake. Thanks everyone who came to visit today. Sorry it got a little to busy in the room and we got in trouble.

The respiratory therapists who did his 8pm treatments said his right and left lower sounds clear and upper left sounds coarse. We will have to see how he is in the morning since we were told earlier today left lower is diminished.  They are talking deflating the cuff tomorrow to see how he does and perhaps Monday or Tuesday changing him back to his normal one.  They did not change his vent settings since this morning or his O2 but if makes improvements hopefully they will decrease the vent settings and his O2.

We also wanted to thank everyone who has offered to take Becca and who has had her....thank you for being a part of our village.

Remember treasure dream live it can change in a minute.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Erika Agetstein Buchdahl Honored to be part of your village

Rachel Goodman Feel Better Ian!

Marlene Ettlin ❌⭕. Thinking of all of you.

Sherri Asher Hope you all have another restful night!! Sweet dreams!!

Stephanie Rabinowitz ❤❤❤

Tamara Jayne Flax Keep improving Ian!

Sherie Bober Rubin Glad he is doing well

Jennifer Paradise Baker Glad he is doing better, thinking of you!

Paige Weinberg Schwartz Keep up the good work to you all!! Sending a big hug!

Jo Alderman Greenberg So glad things are moving in the right direction. You all have lots of thoughts and prayers coming your way!