Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Thank you

...to everyone who said a prayer for Rhys. He is doing better today, except he is very restless. The nurse said he's been awake since she got here this morning and he has been fidgeting constantly. It looks like something is bothering him, but his oxygen is in the 60% range, his blood pressure is good and he is peeing a lot. His O2 saturation keeps dropping, but then it comes back up again. He's getting ativan and a little extra morphine to help calm him down. His vent settings are down a little, but he didn't respond well to constant tweaking in his first days of life so we'll see what happens on his next blood gas (which is due soon). I know we've said it before, but it is strange adjusting to every doctor's method. Maybe this is Rhys just getting back into the groove with his original doctor.

6 comments:

Pete, Alison and Charlie said...

Glad things seem a bit more stable for Rhys now. Hoping for another good day for you tomorrow. XXX

Brian said...

Quite a roller coaster, but we had confidence as usual. Rhys is stronger than the average bear.

amyoutlaw said...

I'm super pumped he's better today then yesterday. Keep it up!!! I love my mini micro man!
Amy

Angie and Jason said...

What a little pirate you have! I hope and pray for a good night and even better day tomorrow!
We love you,
Angie

Jennie and Bernie McCoy said...

Rhys impresses me everyday with his determination to get well! I'm so glad you called yesterday...Bernie and I will definitely make a trip up to the hospital this weekend. Love you!

Joe said...

Continuing to keep your son in our thoughts and lite a prayer candle today at St. Patrick's in New York for Rhys. Keep ridding the coaster and take care of one another.