Thursday, August 21, 2008

We're trying the traditional vent again

Guess what I was greeted with this morning... they are trying the traditional vent again! The doctors made the rounds this morning and Rhys' head doctor got the look he gets when he's thinking of trying something new. They are continually having to increase sedation to keep him from fighting the oscillator so he said when they are "that feisty" it works against the oscillator so he wanted to see how he'd do on the traditional vent again. They are going to get a blood gas around 2pm to see how he is handling it. So far, he is at 70% O2 and his oxygen saturation has been where it needs to be. Please send up a quick prayer that we stay on the traditional vent. Not only is that progress, but it might mean Cody and I can hold our little man again!

5 comments:

amyoutlaw said...

OK so this is good news so far. Yeah little Rhys. I hope ya'll get to hold him again real soon. Hopefully Nurse V. will get there and let you do it!
Amy

Muriel R. said...

Those are great news... Keep fighting Rhys!
M&D

aunt suzanne said...

Wonderful news, and the pictures....take my breath away!! praying soon you'll nestle Rhys skin to skin and heart to heart. How I know you long to touch him, to cuddle with him, to kiss him. How very sweet it will be!! We love you. Praying you receive the news you desire and baby Rhys needs to repair his PDA. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

aunt suzanne said...

oh, by the way, Guess it's official....HE'S GOT CANDICE' HAIR.

Pete, Alison and Charlie said...

Great news. Hoping that Rhys behaves himself on the traditional vent and you get lots of cuddles before too long! X