Friday, June 18, 2010

30th Admit

Sorry it's been awhile, but life is all crazy around here. We had Braden home for about 4 days, and then we couldn't keep his oxygen sats up... so we went for an admit and boy was it crazy! First, his port would not cooperate. 3 different nurses tried to access, and the third was at least able to flush the port, but it meant we had to start a protocol on the port known as TPA... it's an enzyme treatment meant to help dissolve the probable sheath that has formed just behind the port. The good news, is that the protocol WORKED!!

We finally got up to the PICU to address his respiratory condition, and the best news is that we got to finish his meds for the infections via IV, which has a quicker, stronger reaction to his infections.

We were getting so close to our trip, it made us incredibly nervous, but Braden reacted to the medication well, and he showed immediate signs of improvement. So we took the little trouble-maker home, two days before mommy and daddy were set to fly off to Saint Lucia.

So Latacia moved in with Braden... and we were off to St. Lucia!! More on our trip next post!

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