This is a chronicle our everyday life as we live, laugh and love raising our teenager, our toddler and our special needs baby. Normal isn't always what it seems...

Thursday, March 8, 2012

A quick hospital update

We were finally able to get Lydon extubated late Tuesday. YAY!!! He did well. He did have some of his usual stridor but did a great job breathing on his own with just some supplemental O2. His culture from his trachea produced gram positive rods. We are still waiting to see if an isolated bug grows out of it. We are treating him regardless with IV antibiotics for the next 7-10 days. We've tried to start his feeds back but everytime we give anything through his g or j tube he cries and ends up vomiting. So the decision was made today to start TPN. We are going to start pedialyte through his j tube at the same time along with a gastric emptying med in hopes of being off the TPN very quickly. Hopefully his tummy will remember what it is suppose to do and quit being so lazy!! That's about it for now... Lydon is still feeling pretty crummy. Doing a lot of laying around and not yet strong enough to get out bed or even sit up and play. Time and patience we have plenty of at this point. We are just happy to see Lydon breathing on his own and blinking those beautiful blue eyes at us. :-)

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