Friday, February 25, 2011

Going Steady

Maddison had a quite night last night. Unfortunately when I came in this morning, the nurse said her x-ray didn’t look great. They said it was very hazy on the right side. The doctor came in this morning with an echo machine to see if it was fluid or something else. It ended up being that the lower right lobe of her lung is collapsed. This is the area we always have issues with when she is on the vent.

They went up on a setting on the ventilator that maximizes the pressure going into her lungs in the hopes of getting it to pop back open. They’ve also weaned her down on some of the sedation meds to see if she wakes up a bit she might be able to take bigger breaths. She has started to stir around a bit more, especially when she is getting a diaper change so hopefully that will help.

Her chest tube is still putting out a lot of fluid so they’ve decided to keep that in until it slows down some. So far it seems like it’s going to be another quite day. They said they’d see how her lung looked tomorrow to see if we could go back down on the pressure settings in order to get her off the ventilator.

Keep ya posted.

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