August 27, 2009

Day Two

He started off the day looking like this. A little less swollen, but still on the vent. They extubated him at about 1:30 and it went smoothly, but soon afterward Carter was having to work very hard to breathe. They loaded him up with more steroids and they helped a little, but not enough. The docs ended up putting him on a high flow Oxygen. They may start trying to wean him off of it tomorrow, but we really need him to have a good night for that to happen. Carter is still a little sedated and very sleepy, so we haven't really seen him awake yet...mostly just a little wimper here and there. I really want to hold him tomorrow, so I'll be sleeping with my fingers crossed.

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