Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Update on Thing Three.

JUBILATION!!! Yesterday started out badly for us, Thing Three had gone off the bi-pap machine because he had an air leak in his lung, and with the pressure from the breathing machine, air was starting to fill the cavities in his body. So, they'd taken him off the machine and put him on oxygen, but he started complaining of pain and not being able to breathe. They decided he wasn't ready to breathe on his own, yet, so he had to go back on the bi-pap machine. Much to our chagrin, of course, because he already resembles the Stay Puft Marshmallow Boy. Seriously. He has so much air in him, he looks like the Michelin Man.

BUT, his ct results came back promising--the "mass" they'd seen on his lungs turned out to be an accumulation of fluid in the collapsed portion, and it's slowly draining out. So, no growth, or anything scarier than what we already knew. We are SO relieved!

Last night was probably the best night for him, he got about 3 hours of sleep (coughing up gunk keeps him awake) and we only had one episode of The Freak Outs at 2am. Although I was sort of not happy because he finally fell peacefully asleep at 4am and not five minutes later they wanted to come take labs (blood) and x-rays. Poor little guy.

So, relief and joy. He still has a ways to go, but at least we don't have to deal with eventual surgery on top of everything else. Hooray!!

Thanks again for everyone's support and love, and prayers. It means the world to us.

8 comments:

B. K. Birch said...

YAAAAY! What a tough kid! Thanks for keeping us all up to date.

Lee Anne said...

That's great news. God's blessings to you all. May you have a peaceful night of rest!

Michelle Miles said...

Oh thank goodness. I'm so happy to hear he's had a turn for the better! He's a tough little guy, isn't he? Give him a hug for me!!

Jennifer said...

sigh of relief! Bless that michelin man

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you and #3.

Uncle Rob.

Aimee said...

Phew. Phew! PHEW!
When can he come home?

Devon Ellington said...

Love you, love you, love you.

Lowa said...

Oh thank GOODNESS! I am so happy to hear this news.

I hate when my kids are in the hospital and the staff do those silly things. They keep telling everyone REST REST REST, but someone is always poking and prodding and keeping them awake.

I wondered about the fluid and not being a mass, what a relief. Kind of annoying that they had to scare you like that, though. If I suspected something like that and I know NOTHING about medical things, you would think they would have a way to check for it without mentioning scary stuff. They could have said, "We need to check and make sure that is fluid there, like we think it may be." Sorry if I am being negative, it just drives me nuts when people do things that can be avoided.

Don't you find when things like this happen, you really appreciate the day to day grind and want more than anything for things to be back to normal? Even when normal is you running around like a chicken with it's head cut off?? You want to do that again and then when you are, you are just thanking God every ten minutes that your babies are all healthy and no one is in the hospital anymore.

GREAT NEWS!