Wednesday, August 12, 2009

8/12

Alrighty ...

Yesterday they put Kameron on regular dialysis. It will go for 3-4 hours, 3 times a week. This will help his kidneys get back into the swing of things on their days off of dialysis.

This morning they had to put another chest tube in Kameron's left side. His pneumothorax was growing. But, the chest x-ray taken after they did the chest tube showed that his lung is expanded again. Because they had to do the chest tube his vent setting is at 60% and his oxygen level is at 97%. Today he has NO IV's running! They took him off of the TPN (IV Nutrients) and no medications are running. With the TPN off, this will help his liver enzymes decrease which will help clear out that ammonia and the sedative/paralytic.

And, when I talked to Kameron's nurse last night she said that Kameron would hardly open his eyes but, this morning when I talked to her she said that he will open his eyes when you ask him to and he will nod his head if you ask him questions! HOORAY! I wasn't planning on coming to Tucson today but, when I talked to his nurse, she asked him if he wanted me here and he nodded yes. So, I left Lil' Man with his uncles and headed down here. I can tell he is still really weak and doesn't have much energy to nod his head or open his eyes but, it's nice to have some sort of communication with him and know that he can at least hear what I am saying and comprehend it. It's all about the baby steps and the little bit of progress! I would much rather have a little progress each day then, lots of bad news each day!

Yay for hubby's being awake! :D

(after writing this post, I asked Kameron to wiggle his fingers and he did a teeny tiny bit!! (and when I say teeny tiny, that's what I mean! lol) Oh, Happy Day!)

8 comments:

Summers Family said...

Wow! I am glad that everything is headed the right direction... hopefully it stays that way!

russ said...

I am so happy- this post broght tears to my eyes:) I am so grateful for more good news- everynight when we pray, we pray for more good news and progress- our prayers are all being answered:) xoxox

Dustin and Erin Watson said...

Oh my goodness, that's fantastic! I just want you to know that I've been praying for you and your family. I can't imagine what you must be going through, and I'm so excited that things are starting to get better!

Maren said...

jami that is great! i am so glad for the little progress too.

Alicia said...

YEEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!

It's amazing how exciting one finger wiggle can be!

Jenn and Kylann Penrod said...

Hi Jami! You don't know me, but I went to school and was neighbors with Kameron at EAC. I think we actually met at Jade Ashby's wedding reception. Anyway, I had no idea all of this was going on. I just read all of your posts from when he first went into the hospital last month. My heart reaches out to you guys! I will definitely keep you all in my prayers. Once he is more alert and up for visitor's, I live in Tucson and would love to stop by. Stay strong! Sounds like there are lots of people thinking of you all and praying for Kameron's recovery.

Kara, Garrick, Rylee and Jadyn said...

YAHHHHHHHH!!!! Would it help if we brought cheerleaders with pom poms to cheer him on??? J/K :) That's how I feel though, I'm soooo happy to hear good news!!!!!!

Elisa said...

Yeah for progress! We are cheering with you! We check your blog almost daily and are praying for you guys!

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