Monday, October 16, 2006

10/16/06 - NICU Day #14

Nurse: Jodi, Rachel
  • Daniel had a very difficult day.
  • The X-ray this morning demonstrated worsening pulmonary interstitial emphysema (PIE). On top of this he also has pulmonary edema. In order to protect him from continued damage, he's been put back on the rapid oscillating vent. However, he's been oxygenating poorly for the last 36 hours and won't even tolerate decreases to FiO2 of 98%. His follow-up CXR showed improvement in the lungs but oxygenation is still a problem.
  • His new attending (they take two week blocks) is very on top of things and has a plan (both long and short term) that we hope will be successful.


Rachel said...

hang in there, daniel, and mom and dad, too! we're rooting for you. love, Rachel, Caleb and Hannah

Martin Krieger said...

We are grateful for the detailed reports, and also feel your agony. Daniel himself when he is old enough will want to read this, to appreciate how much love and care he received so early in life.

Kimberly said...

thanks you so much for taking the time to update us on Daniel's continued status. It is a blessing to be able to be part of what is going on around him. I am sure someday he will be very interested to read this blog and see all the care given. Daniel, you and your mom and dad are in our constant thoughts.

wendroff said...

We just wanted to let you know that we are thinking about you and Daniel. We hope and pray that Daniel's condition improves and he continues to gain strength

Cousins Matthew, Stacy, Nathan, and Ian

Kara Selsman said...

Hi Jenny and Evan. Thank you for keeping us updated. We are all thinking about you guys and praying for this beautiful little boy. We send you all our love.
-Kara, Mike, Adam and Jacob