It's becoming more and more apparent that Ben is requiring his vent on a regular basis. I'm not really thrilled with this realization. Although I am grateful that we have avoided hospital time thanks to the vent. I don't vent him ALL the time, but if he's off of it for too long a period, it really does a number on his left lung. Yesterday I took him off the vent around 3pm. We put him back on the vent around 9pm and before hooking him up, we checked his saturation. It was 73%. That seems to be a regular tred as of late. This is a child that has never had issues with his oxygen levels unless he is sick. The good news is that the vent 'pops' that side back open when we put him back on. The bad news is that this is a progression in the wrong direction. It's a visual slide backwards...and it scares me.