Sunday, April 20, 2008

A minor setback

Since Aidan came home Thursday, he has thrown up several times since Saturday evening. When he throws up, there is a lot of mucous in it. He also was running a low-grade fever. Erin called Dr. Pons and she said to take Aidan to the emergency room. She is there now with him.

She just called me a moment ago and this is what I know:

Aidan is not in the PICU ... he is in a regular room back at Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital and being held for observation. He does not have pneumonia according to x-rays taken this evening. They will run x-rays again to make sure. His white blood cell count is up, but this could most likely be due to the trach tube. The doctor asked Erin to give Aidan 5-10 mL of formula every 10 minutes or so to see if he tolerates it. She told me that he was tolerating it pretty well, but was about to go to bed. Feeding will continue tomorrow.

At this point, Aidan is set to be back home tomorrow, but it all depends on the next set of x-rays. This is a minor setback, as it puts a damper on HBOT and we may have to reschedule the appointment on Wednesday, but we should be back in the swing of things soon.


Anonymous said...

I am sorry to read about Aidan's set back. Thank God it is not a lung infection.
Thank you for keeping us updated.

Michelle Horne said...

Sorry, to hear about Aidan's set back. He is in my prayers.