Thursday, August 6, 2009

8/6

Today they were hoping to take Kameron off of his paralytic, which is the medication that keeps him paralyzed. They did this initially because he was kind of fighting against his ventilator when he was breathing so, his breathing became very difficult - even with the respirator. But, they are not going to be taking him off of it today. Last night they started to give him back some of the fluids they had taken off, to help his blood pressure and when they did that it affected his breathing. So, his vent settings are back up to 90% but, it's not a bad thing. It's just because of the extra fluids. So, they will wait another day and see if they can possibly do it tomorrow.

Good news = his white blood cell count is up to 2.3, so that is climbing. Yesterday it was 1.6!
Also, they were able to take him completely off his blood pressure medication.
His platelets had dropped down to about 19,000 and today they are up to 23,000 - so that is also climbing.

The main thing they are going to be focusing on in the next 24 hours is to try and get his breathing back down and to see if they can wean him off the paralytic.

That is about it. I am just grateful for the little bits of good news we have gotten. We went so long with no good new and lots of bad news that it was getting pretty exhausting! Kameron is still really sick; on the respirator, sedated, in ICU, etc. etc. BUT ... these little bits of good news definately help to get us through the bad news!

3 comments:

The Sawyer Bunch said...

I think and pray about you guys everyday! ♥

Kara, Garrick, Rylee and Jadyn said...

Yeah for good news!!!!!! I'm so excited and happy to hear that there's improvement! Keep it up Cam, we know you are fighting hard! :)

Lori said...

I'm glad you haven't gotten good news. I bet that is a relief. I have been wondering what is happening with his job. Are they cool and keeping his job, have they replaced him? I knew he just got that great promotion so I didn't know if that is affected either. Also, how has your ward been? Are they helping? Are people offering to take Kason?

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