Thursday, August 6, 2009

8/6 - Midday

Alright! Kason, my mom and I were at the Children's Museum here in Tucson when Kameron's nurse called.

She told me they were going to be putting a chest tube into Kam to get rid of his pneumothorax.

The pneumothroax is a leak in the lungs causing air to seap outside of the lungs. It puts pressure on the lungs and kind of closes it in - making it hard to breathe and for the oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange to take place.

So, when they put this chest tube in, it acts as a negative pressure and pulls all the extra air out and allows the lungs to expand. This will help Kameron's respiratory numbers. His oxygenation is at 90% and the oxygen in his blood is 92% so, hopefully with this in his breathing will come easier and less strained.

They will be giving him two bags of platelets and then doing the procedure in his room - no need for an O.R. :)


Maren said...

wow jami, so many things have happened this week. i am glad things are mostly positive. we just have to remember that this is all for his good and has to be done in order for him to get better. i think about you all the time. i want to come to tucson and hang out with you...have fun for a day and let brynlee and kason play. better yet, come to my house saturday for brynlee bday party! it is from 10-12 and we are getting out the big waterslide that is super fun. kason would love it! seriously, COME!! you can stay here too.

The Clawson's said...

Good grief girl! You are so strong and positive in such a difficult time! Well, I just found your blog and I've heard little tidbits from people...but it's good to hear straight from the source. We are praying for your family!

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