Jan 31, 2009

Welcome to the Rollercoaster

That is what we were told this morning. Sometime through the night while we were sleeping, davis started to have problems. His blood gases weren't looking like they should, so they decided to administer a third drug for his blood pressure (that's right, we've had three) and that wasn't having the desired outcome so we are ready for ECMO. That is the scary heart lung bypass machine that we didn't want initially but if that is what he needs then of course we will consent.

We were told this morning he is going on ECMO, so we called down to his nurse and asked if we could be with him before he had the surgery for the machine but she said that they were rethinking it. Five minutes after they left our room, they were rethinking it. That shows you what we are in for with CDH. One minute verses the next.

We went to visit him this morning after speaking with his nurse and he was doing great. His numbers where right where they needed to be (except for his lactate acid number that was creeping up through the night) and we will know more about his numbers in a little while.

As of now, no ECMO and he is doing okay. Fight boy.......


P.S. this is an early picture. He is still on minimal stimulation but we saw him without his eye mask today.


kat said...

praying non stop for davis et. al


Brad, Kellie, Lucy and Baby Carter said...

Oh my God you guys. We are thinking and praying for you non-stop. Hang in there and please call us if you need ANYTHING!!!

Lana said...

He is beautiful, many prayers and loving thoughts.

Kristen said...

Congratulations to the both of you!
He is beautiful. Thinking of you everyday.


Elizabeth said...

These babes love to keep those doctors and nurses guessing all the time. Not good for the parents either!

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers and sending Davis LUNG FUNCTION chants!

Fer said...

Keep fighting sweet baby!