Tuesday, March 21, 2006
End of the day...
Sleep tight little bug...
Ok, I know this isn't the best picture, but this is the newest contraption they have placed up Connor's nose. If you look really close you can see that Connor is blowing nose bubbles with the new tube. HA HA
Connor rigged up to breathe...his poor little neck has to be getting tired...
Connor with all of his tubes and IV's hooked up.
Hi all ~
Well, Connor has had a rough afternoon and evening. He is still struggling for every breath and they have literally spent about 2 1/2 hours in his room with him trying new things to help remedy the situation. He looks so tired from fighting. His little eyes are puffy from crying and his feet are literally purple from being poked. The doctors ended up having to give him steriods to try to bring the swelling down in his throat from the ventilator in efforts to open up the air passage ways. This did not work. Then they tried something called Heliox, which stands for Helium and Oxygen. They used the nasal canula to blow in both elements at once, but Connor couldn't handle the lower amount of Oxygen and his stats dropped into the 70's. This again did not work. They ordered X-rays and we are still waiting for results.
Now they are trying an NP tube in his nose to open up the passage way. I'm not sure right now what NP means but I will hopefully get a full explanation later. This seem to be allowing better movement of air for Connor. It's not working 100%, but it's not failing either. They have him drugged up again so that he won't fight this new apperatice in his nose, so he is sleeping at the moment. My oh my for what he is going through. They are watching him very closely this evening and I can tell that the intensity of the doctors has changed. I can tell they are worried that he seems to not be able to breathe without assistance. Please pray that his passage ways open completely to allow free air to flow through his body.
I am grateful that the docs aren't rushing to re-intibate him, but I also hate to see him like this. Once again, we must rally together and pray for the docs to have perfect wisdom on how to proceed with Connor. They keep calling him a "complicated boy" and I think that Connor just wants to keep us all on our knees praying for him!!
Thanks for the visit tonight Larry & Maureen, Kyle, Tyler and Derek. It was great to have you here at the very time the docs were with us. I needed your strength and your company...Thanks!!
Randy is home in Auburn tonight after leaving from here to help my folks out with their lawn. I could tell that my dad was getting frustrated that the lawn wasn't mowed on Saturday when I was there so when I talked to Randy about it yesterday, he was more than willing to jump in and help. Thanks honey for looking out for Dad and Mom. He also had to spend some time working at the base today, so he will rejoin us here at the hospital tomorrow.
As for me, my heart is heavy with worry for sweet Connor tonight. After watching him struggle most of the day I am exhausted from what my eyes have seen. Oh how I pray that God will put an eraser on my eyes so that I don't remember some of the sights I have seen. Only God can wipe away some of these memories. May I wake tomorrow with new hope and may Connor feel strength in his body and the breath of God in his lung. Thanks for your prayers faithful bloggers!!