Friday, January 20, 2012

Breathing Tube Removed

Davis made some good progress today. After reducing his pain medicine and sedatives the doctors were able to remove his breathing tube and chest tubes. He has been very sleepy all day and is just starting to come to. We need him to start coughing and crying to get some of the fluid out of his lungs. We never thought we'd be hoping for crying but certainly are at this point. :-)
Davis did need to be put on a CPAP machine (Continuous Positive Air Pressure) because there was a dramatic drop in his blood oxygen levels about five minutes after the tube came out. The doctors are not sure why this happened but are hoping that as more of the pain medicine and sedatives wear off that he will come off that machine as well.  He is starting to squirm around more and grab for tubes and wires; all very good signs. He hasn't opened his eyes yet but we are not sure that he can as they are still quite puffy.  It looks like he was on the losing end of a boxing match. Other than the breathing issue he is doing fantastic.  The medicine pumps are coming down one after another.  He is only on a few medications now and they are giving him Tylenol for the pain.  Hopefully tomorrow we can start getting something into his belly and get him feeling a little better.

Davis on the CPAP machine


Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you for the great informative updates, you guys are so great. I absolutely live and die for this updates. Davis looks like a little angel laying there, little by little he is getting better and better. We will all pray for crying and coughing. Hang tough you guys and thank you again for the updates. Love you all Aunt Dee

Margaret said...

Hang tough Little Davis! You know how the song goes..."The sun will come out tomorrow!" Well, I just checked the weather and the sun IS coming out in Rochester and it's going to be a toasty 15 on Sat. You're going to be so surprised when you see your mommy and daddy!! It's going to be a great day!!

Ryan McEwan said...

We are so happy that he has done so well.

Anonymous said...

We are glad to hear little Davis is getting better everyday, wait till you get to see him smile is the best feeling! God bless you guys.
Desi and Andres