Friday, January 13, 2012

Update Day 3

Dillon's upper GI was not done today because he had to stay NPO for the scope, which was more important to get done. They took him down around 1:30 to the OR. Dillon came back to the room from his scope around 6. His lungs looked a lot BETTER than the doctor thought they would compared to how bad his CT scan looked. There was some scars, which she thought there would be. There were no more bronchial tree plugs but they did clean out a lot of mucus, they are planning that he will probably get a fever from it tonight and may have a hard time coughing it all up.
They took a sample from in his nose and in his lungs to culture. They want to treat him with antibiotics for 3-4 weeks and may have to be on low doeses 3 times a weeks from now on, we'll find out more in the days to come. But praise the Lord his lungs were better than planned. She took pictures for me like I asked so I will try to get those soon. He is still resting pretty good from the drugs.
Thank you all for praying. I think we will be making some decisions next week about his G-tube feeds. Right now they do not feel it is safe to feed him like they normally do so they are feeing him 36ml an hour over 24 hours a day. On Tuesday they will hopefully do his Upper GI (despite what they say - parts of medicine DO take a holiday!). At that point we will know if his nissen is still working and if not if surgery thinks they can fix it again. If not, we may have to talk about a J tube. We have not liked the J tube before because it gets clogged all the time, it can only be placed by radiology and it means he will be on a feeding pump 20 our of 24 hours. I don't know if there is a third option or not yet.

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

Oh my Goodness. Is he going to be on IV antibiotics for the durations of the Month? I feel so bad for your little guy.... A J-tube wow keep us posted. I am so happy that his scope showed that his lungs looked alot BETTER!!!! Still in my prayers and hoping that Dillon does not get a feaver... Hugs to Dillon!!!