Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Slow and steady...

Monday was another good day. They did switch back to the conventional vent in the afternoon and Charlie did great with it. He went right back to room air settings. By the night they were beginning to lower some of the other settings slightly as well. Now he is able to lay on his back again, so they can start moving him a little more. Hopefully this will help the fluid that is still filling him up. The chest tube still has a pretty steady flow. 

They increased his fentalyl drip in the morning because he was getting a little too rambunctious for his own good. Sunday night he managed to pull out his catheter. They want him to stay calm so that he does not hurt himself and gets some much needed healing time. 

Today is Vince's first day back at work, so I am off to the hospital by myself for the first time...  wish me luck! 


Tracy Meats said...

Good luck Patty...I hope you have a "good day" with Charlie and many prayers for Vince that he has an okay day at work, for I know how hard it is to be away from your baby in the NICU. Many prayers that Charlie starts to see some changes in his fluid retention and they can keep weaning his settings on the vent. Keep fighting Charlie!!

Tracy Meats - mom to Ian, born with a LCDH on 4/3/04 and WY and CO State Rep. for CHERUBS

Fer said...

Good luck Patty! I'm thinking of you!

I am glad Charlie is doing so well. I'm keeping him in my prayers!