Monday, February 8, 2010

The Toughest Kid on the Block!

Girls beware! You may think he is tough like the Fonz, But he is so sweet with his big brown eyes! He'll capture your heart if your not careful!

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Say hello to my friend Mr Iguana! Landon is such a cutie! It brought tears to my eyes just watching him. He was able to connect with me and stay focused on me. He even wrapped his fingers around mine. He was amazing feeling to see that Landon's sweet personality was still there even though he was still heavily sedated.




Landon's Monitor. The green is his heart rate- 148, red is his blood pressure 79/46 with a map of 62, and the blue is his oxygen saturation which has been in the 90's. When he was really sick his heart rate with really low, his blood pressure was low for a period of time but was able to come off dopamine quickly and his O2 saturation was constantly in the high 70's low 80's. They placed Landon on a heart medication to help his heart relax and take in more blood to be oxygenated. Since that point he has gradually recovered from this whole ordeal.




This is Landon's friend, Mr. Oscillator. What it basically does is puts pressure into the lungs and shakes oxygen into them instead of a normal breathe. It looks like a pilot console connected to a boom box and sounds like one too! I wonder what station he is listening to some times. Currently,He is on a pressure of 19, rate of 40 and 8 hz. When Landon was critically ill, his settings read 28, rate of 55 and 6 hz. He was also on 100% oxygen and now he is on 45% oxygen. They hope to be able to transition him back to a normal vent once his pressure comes down to around 12ishHe is amazing, THe doctors feel that Landon would take a long time to recover, and though it probably will he has been steadily improving his vitals everyday!

6 comments:

jag said...

Thank you for the update! I think of him all the time! Praying he continues on the path to recovery.

Mary said...

Oh Landon, we are so very happy to hear todays news. We are praying so hard for you. Keep getting stronger!!

Esther and Brian said...

Sweet little thing- I've been wondering how Landon is doing. I am glad to hear that things are going well, even if it takes a while for him to recover. As long as it's better every day, then it's all right! Hugs to you all...

The Denby's said...

So thankful things are going smoothly with continued prayers...

Rebecca said...

aww...landon is so adorable! thinking of and praying for all of you!

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