Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sunday Morning Update

Nate is returning to his normal routine now that he is back home. Friday afternoon he slept for 3+ hours then was back asleep by 9:10PM and slept all night. Saturday morning was a little rough for him but once we did the VEST and suctioned out some of the thick secretions, he did much better.
The best thing was probabaly the full body sponge bath on Saturday afternoon! You could definitely see that he felt better after the bath and he started making more of his normal sounds. He only slept for 30 minutes yesterday afternoon because the dogs went crazy barking at another dog in the front yard and all the commotion woke him up. Needless to say, it was an early night for him and he was asleep before 9:00PM.
His secretions have thinned out and they continue to flow out of him. This is a good thing as they are not going down into his lungs. His lungs sound much better and we continue to do extra breathing treatments and extra VEST sessions to keep everything moving.
It looks like we're over the hurdle and we'll find out early this week if any other infections grew out of the cultures. We'll continue to take it easy and let him catch up on his rest as the whole experience was pretty draining on him.
Thanks for your prayers & support!
Trey & Jen