July 13, 2009

Cold Feet

Carter had another rough night, but improved during the day. He has currently been weaned down from 8 liters of high flow oxygen to 4 liters. The plan is to have him on a regular nasal canula by morning, but he seems to struggle at night so we can only hope that he doesn\'t have a bad one tonight. If he can get to a regular canula he can be transferred out of the ICU and into the infant unit. A new problem has come up with his foot. We noticed earlier today that it was starting to turn a purple color and was much colder than his other foot. We changed his position, and it seemed to help but it kept turning that color after awhile. They now have it elevated (which seems to help it more) and are hoping that a few blood vessels were traumatized by the heart tests and just need some time to heal. Only time will tell.

1 comment:

Phyllis said...

Wishing there was something I could do in addition to continued prayers for you all. hugs