Thursday, October 8, 2009

PICU Day 16

Calling Nurse Stevie...STAT!
She's HERE! :)
I had to call in the big guns.
Yesterday Ben's left lung went down.

Nothing like a little Stevie
to help "inflate" what's "down"!
(and I'm not just talking about lungs)

video
(Ben getting some chest therapy)

14 comments:

Lacey said...

Ok, I should have read the caption underneath because when I first clicked on it and saw his chest vibrating I thought he was on the oscilator. Why do his lungs collapse so easily?

Mostly Stacie's Space said...

Nothing like a bright smile to bring some cheer to little brother and momma. :D

Becky said...

Lacey, his left lung collapses easily because of damage from other illnesses combined with scoliosis combined with very shallow breathing. What ends up happening is his little tiny airways get sticky with his secretions and he's not strong enough to "pop" them open on his own...and it is much worse when he is sick. When all those little airways stick, it makes it harder to move air which leads to shallower breathing which leads to the lung going down. Make sense?

Junior said...

cute video
Praying Ben's lung reinflates and he gets to feeling better soon. Poor guy, this has been a long one.

The VW's said...

Ben, you are supposed to be getting better, not worse! You poor boy! I pray that you feel better REALLY SOON! Love, Hugs and Prayers!!!

Cindi said...

I believe a visit from Nurse Stevie is going to be the best medicine Ben and Mom have had so far! That grin of hers is just what any doctor oughtta order!

Jo Jo said...

He looks so handsome in that picture getting everything shook up. Yeah Stevie came to visit. She makes every one smile, even Mom. Have a fun weekend with her.

LL said...

Ben looks pretty happy...I think he's enjoying his new nurse Stevie!
Fun for you to have company!

Joy said...

How is Ben ever going to get better with Stevie wearing that "Red" hoodie...that should be a NO! NO! Hope you and Ben can get home soon.

April said...

Looks like a little does of Stevie goes a long way!!!
Dear Ben, please teach your family that they are wearing the wrong color... Red perfect for your sweet cheeks, but it may not be worn during FOOTBALL season :)
Don't worry, we still love you guys all the way to the U and back... to BYU....
Keep being brave!

Becky said...

No worries here...we are through and through BLUE. :)

Smilin' sunshine said...

Good grief! No wonder the boy is tired! I am going to take a nap after just watching the video!

Go RED!!

April said...

ps. I meant DOSE on my last comment- sheesh- where is grammar check when you need it?

shirlgirl said...

That's one heck of a machine--sure hope it takes care of the problem. So glad that Nurse Stevie is on the scene to help make your time there a little easier.She's quite a gal.