Thursday, November 18, 2010

Breathe In, Breathe Out

There was a bit of a scare yesterday, as Tyler was dozing.  His breathing has been very labored with all of the congestion and when Andrea tried to rouse him from sleep, she couldn't get him to wake up.  After the excitement was over (many thanks to the excellent staff here), Tyler was on oxygen and a pretty high level.  As a result of all of the tubing and the mask and the fact that it is still hard for him to breathe, especially as his mouth and throat relax, he had another rough night.  Even with the oxygen mask on and pumping at a high level, his oxygen saturation levels fell to dangerous lows.

He is still on oxygen this evening and feeling cruddy, but he has seen more specialists (infectious disease) with the hopes of finding out if SOMETHING else is causing his continued pain, problems, and frustrations.  They have diagnosed a sinus infection and a cold, but it seems like more is going on because his throat is still very sore and raw looking.

It's hard to imagine that he will be out of the hospital and ready to fly to his Houston doctors on Sunday, but we will cross that bridge when we get to it.  Many thanks for the prayers and the encouragement.  Thanks also to my coworkers who have been so understanding when I end up working from the hospital, instead my normal desk.  I'd be lost without them!

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