Josiah's Re-Intubated

Posted by Erin Wilson On Saturday, October 3, 2009 0 comments
Josiah's breathing tube went back in this morning at about 9:00am. He apparently got incredibly mad, decided to quit breathing and turned blue. The doctors bagged him a couple of times but he never quite came out of it. Then his heart rate dropped to 48 beats per minute (he normal sits at 130 beats per minute). Which meant they had to do chest compressions briefly. They then had to quickly re-intubate Josiah. When I got the phone call that all this was going on I obviously was upset but kind of felt like it was an isolated incidence. After talking with the MD for awhile, he said that he was already thinking that Josiah may have need to be re-intubated today at some point. Josiah's CO2 levels climbed throughout the night and he had to go up on the amount of support coming from the vapo-therm. This was more disappointing to me because it showed that Josiah's lungs are still not healthy enough for him to breath on his own.

I'll update more tomorrow hopefully, but that's all for now. Josiah is awake so I'm going to spend time with him.

-A Heart that Holds On

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