Our respiratory therapist came out yesterday to set up a heated humidifier into the bi-pap. This hopefully will moisten the air and help to heal his nose. Being on the bi-pap, and having to bleed in oxygen, is really drying his nose out. It seems more bloody, crusty and stuffed, even more so than when we were admitted to the hospital. We pray the humidifier will relieve some of those problems.
Dr. Carey discharged Nate from the hospital, knowing he was not 100%, but there really was not much else they could do at the hospital that we couldn't do at home. He had already been on 3 different IV antiobiotics for 16 days or so. He is on Augmenten now and is still getting an extra type of breathing treatment on top of his Xoponex treatments. We continue to do the Vest and Cough him as much as possible.
He is definitely sleeping better at home. He took a 5 1/2 hour nap yesterday and slept all night. I don't think he slept well at all the whole time he was in the hospital, and as we all know, when you are sick, rest and sleep are very important.
We are so happy to have him home, but we are still battling this illness. Please continue your prayers, as they are still needed. Thank you for checking in on our Angel.