It's been a long day. 😴
Let's see how much I can remember! This morning they turned off Nitric & Dilaudid. They also adjusted his sildenafil due to potential side effects of his antifungal & had a precautionary EKG done for similar reasons. (I completely forgot about this & forgot to ask about the results! I assume no news is good news.) ID came by & said that we are still waiting on the results for Blastomycosis. They have also decided to treat the bacteria that had been found in the sputum sample they last got. It's very common for the endotracheal tube (that breathing tube he had in) to have bacteria colonization; however, it's pretty uncommon that this bacteria ever creates any problems. To be on the safe side, they have decided to add a couple more antibiotics to the list. (Bactrim & Azithromycin) They also said they wanted another CT scan of his lungs. (More on this shortly.) He had a very rough late morning to late afternoon. 😢 He quickly spiked a fever & had low blood pressure readings for awhile. Poor baby did not feel well. at. all. Tylenol & ice packs were able to bring his fever down & he instantly started to look better, but continued with the low blood pressures for awhile longer.
He had his CT scan in the afternoon & the results had shown a LOT of fluid & atelectasis (collapsed sections of the lungs), so in addition to his twice daily CPT, they decided to try something new - Nasal CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure), which is used to sometimes treat atelectasis. (See the mask he is wearing in the video) I did NOT think little man would tolerate it, but hey, Colton's full-of surprises! He's actually tolerating it quite well & his blood pressure has improved.
Also, Colton loved sitting up on my lap tonight - until he became too tired & napped in my arms for a bit. ❤ .
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