Wednesday, September 23, 2009

PICU Day 1

Ben's had a really, really hard night/morning.
He has been struggling to breathe and so they put him on the vent.
The problem?
He needed a larger sized CUFFED trach.
Ben typically has a 4.5 uncuffed trach.
The only size that keeps him from leaking on the vent
is a 5.0 cuffed trach.
The PICU crew spent ALL morning trying to get it in.
I finally had to leave because it was AWFUL!
Eventually they did get it in and
what a difference in his breathing.
He finally is able to take a break from working so hard.
That's the beautiful thing about the vent.
BALLOONS!
Ben and I were SO excited to receive these cute balloons!
Thank you dear friend for lifting my spirits.
Hopefully now Ben can rest and recover
because he is WIPED!


6 comments:

Junior said...

Ben so sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well. Lots of prayers for a quick recovery.

April said...

Be brave Ben! We love you so very much!!!

LL said...

POOR BEN! I'm glad he's not having to work so hard to breathe now..hopefully they will let him sleep.

shirlgirl said...

Hey Benji, your cheeks are red! Sorry you are sick again, just when you were doing so well. Enough of that stuff. Get well soon. Lots of love from Aunt Shirley and Uncle David

Trina and Jophie said...

Praying for you little one....

So sorry your feeling icky

Hugs,
Trina and Jophie

TMI Tara said...

I am SO sorry to hear that Ben is not doing well.... I'm sure he is the best hands, and I know Heavenly Father and many unseen angels are watching over him (and you). Hugs from Chloe and I - but we wish we could do something more.