Thursday, February 4, 2010

Left Lung Down

We didn't go home.
It was a gut feeling I had.
I knew he wasn't right.
Now I know why.
His x-ray looks WORSE than the first day.
Today looks even WORSE than yesterday.
And that's with MORE support.
Looks like we'll be here awhile.
UP lung...UP!


Junior said...

So sorry to hear that his lung is worse. We are praying hard. Give Ben a big hug for us and lots of hugs to you to.

April said...

We are praying for you every day sweet Ben. Sending all our love to you and your whole wonderful family!

Lacey said...

What is with him and that left lung? Jax left lung used to always collapse, but that was pre-heart surgery and his heart took up his whole left chest! Jax is only on a peep of 6 and pressure support of 10. And we've managed to barely keep IV access, so we've stayed away from lines that would cause potential infections and keep us longer!

Trina and Jophie said...

Ugh...Those films totally freak me out. Jophies lungs always went down too. Such a scary thing to look for the lungs only to realize they ARE there but just flat. On one horrible stay the doc slapped the films on the window and the picture was perfect. I was like yea! He was like...UM no those are Jophies then promptly slapped his next to the healthy kiddo. I kid you not there was ONLY one spot the size of a nickle and 2 spaghetti strands that he was breathing with. FREAKED I tell ya...

Praying that little lung starts doin' the rice crispy dance...snap crackling and most importantly POP POP POPing open!

Hang in there girlie ;)

Hugs and Prayers
Trina and Jophie

Anonymous said...

Praying really hard that lung will start behaving and do what it is meant to do.... I agree with your momma ... up lung up! My kids send sweet Ben lots of love and germ free slobbers! :) BIG hugs :D

The VW's said...

OH NO!!! Ben, you are supposed to be headed home, not trying to stay longer!

I'm so sorry that there has been this set back! I wish that I could just pop open that lung for you little buddy!


LL said...

this makes me want to cry :(

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Jenkins said...

Totally praying for him, you and the family!