Friday, February 4, 2011

Morning Labs

Okay.. they just came in a drew Jude's morning labs and gave us the results.  They are somewhat reassuring... Jude's pH level is back to good, and his CO2 level has held on at 59 throughout the night.

The PICU doctor plans to check with the pulmonary specialist to see if Jude is normally a CO2 retainer.  I don't think he is, but I can be wrong.

Other than that, Jude had a pretty restful night compared to the events of last night.  His only disruptions were the respiratory therapists coming in and putting this vest on him.  The vest vibrates roughly to help break up the mucus in Jude's airways.  It doesn't look like a very comfortable process, but Jude actually seems to enjoy it.  

*I have heard the vest running in the PICU rooms all along the hall, so it seems that RSV is hitting our babies pretty hard right now.  So please be careful.  I didn't realize how quickly this virus could threaten a life.  And we have been told that Jude's condition has nothing to do with the severity of his RSV, that it is normal to become so severe in such a quick time.

Well, that's all I have for now.  I will update as I can, but I think Jude will mainly have another day or two of resting in the PICU before anything changes.  Again, thank you for all your prayers and notes of encouragement- it seems we have a long road ahead of us and every word helps.  

Hugs and Kisses,
Angel, Lane, Jude and Sweet Pea

1 comment:

  1. Dear Friend, my heart hurts for you and your beautiful family. I am so sorry that I have missed all of this while I was away. This morning as I am catching up, I have read your whole story--I have nothing to say but I will pray. Please rest in the arms of your Father and gain the strength that you need and know that there are people praying.

    Cha Cha


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