Thursday, April 8, 2010

Landon's Extubation! - update #2!

Here's my miracle baby boy!! Not the best picture, but you can see his cannula! He's on high flow which is a little different than before. It's a cross between cannula and CPAP. It gives him higher peep (pressure flow). He's at 4 liters and regular low flow cannula only goes up to 2 liter. (Brooklyn came home on 1/8 liter and before surgery Landon was on 1/4 liter. Just to give you reference.) Also, the docs and nurses are quite impressed (and surpised!) that they didn't find a floppy trachia, called Tracheomalacia. Almost all 23weekers that were on a ventilator as much as Landon do have Trachemalacia and need a Trach. We're not! :) God is good!

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He did it!! Landon's on CPAP and his airway looks great! No more swelling! I always get so worried about him, he has so much going against him, but God is so faithful and guides him through! To God be the glory, Landon always waits until there's no other explanation!
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Landon finally pooped Monday night and has pooped every assessment since! (every 3 hours!) They took him down for a lower GI and gave him an enema, which did the trick! They found no obstruction and opened the poopy flood gates! Now about his airway...he's going down this morning to the OR to be extubated! He's had 3 really good sprints (take off the vent support with his breathing tube still in to see how he does) Monday and Tuesday, so here goes! The reason they want to do it in the OR is to do a bronchoscopy at the same time to get a good look at his airway. They had trouble reintubating last week because his esophagus was really swollen. The goal is to get off the ventilator, but if not they'll put his breathing tube back in. Worse case scenario, if his esophagus is swollen and floppy, it may not stay open so they'd do an immediate Tracheotomy. We're praying he does great and that his airway is strong!!

7 comments:

Kimberly & Alex said...

Praying!

Bianka said...

keeping you in my thoughts!!

Jessica said...

So glad he was extubated! I have surviving triplets who are now 2 1/2 but remember those NICU days very well. I noticed you mentioned you work at CMU, we are in Michigan as well, nice to connect with bloggers who are close by!

The Denby's said...

Amen with continuing prayers!

Mary said...

Way to go Landon!! Continued prayers!!

Britt said...

He's a mircacle baby!!

jag said...

He is such a miracle! What a wonderful update!