March 30, 2009

Monday Update

Well, he started off the day a little rocky. At midnight he started to have a problem with acid relflux which was causing him to aspirate on the milk. This was giving him troubles with his breathing, so the doctor decided to stop all feedings for a little while. The fluid that he aspirated made the upper lobe of his lung collapse, so now he is struggling to breathe even more. The respiratory therapist came and gave him treatments of Albuterol to help clear his lungs, and she would literally pound on his chest with a little rubber tool to get him to cough the junk out. When I went in this morning, they were just starting his first feeding since Midnight. It didn't go so well because he started doing the same thing again, so it started to look like he was going to have to be transported to the children's hospital. The doctor decided that he would try a different type of formula first. They finished the feeding with the new formula, and Carter seemed to do a lot better with that. At six o'clock he had a second feeding with the new formula, and it looked like he was really improving. His lungs also seemed to be clearing, so we're hopeful that we are on the right track again. Who knows what tomorrow will bring.

1 comment:

Moosman Fam said...

Thanks for sharing little Carter's story with us. He has come to a good home and I know he is already touching many lives. Please know you are in our prayers.... let us know if we can help in anyway.
--- Tiffany (Gale) Moosman