Tuesday, April 14, 2009

a quick update from ICU

Aidan is getting a continuous albuterol breathing treatment, and has been since he got in here. They've got fluids going and are giving him some antibiotics. His breathing is still pretty fast and he's working pretty hard, but his O2 sats are currently in the 98-100 range. They've been down into the low 80's at times today.

From what I've gathered from the doctors, they're thinking it is asthma or some type of virus that affects the lungs like an asthma attack. Asthma is a completely new thing for me. I know how to deal with allergies and all, but trying to get our apartment set up to deal with Aidan having asthma is going to be interesting. It looks like I have some more research to do. Fun!

Well, I think he is ready to sleep for the night, so I will stick around in his room a little while longer and then go to my little sleep room to pass out for a while. I'm exhausted- mentally, physically, emotionally.

I'd like to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes for Aidan. I'll try to update more tomorrow if anything changes. Hopefully we'll be going home soon.

~Erin

2 comments:

Rachel E. said...

Thank you for the update. Praying for Aidan to get better quickly!

Luke's Mom said...

Just wondering how Aidan is doing?? Hope you are home again, let us know.