Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Set backs...

Chris and I switched out at the hospital today about 1:00.  Unfortunately, David has a nasty sinus infection which is hindering his ability to breath through his nose.  In consequence, he can't use the nasal cannula (the little nose tubes) to receive his oxygen since he can only get deep breaths through his mouth.  When he tried to eat lunch using the cannula the oxygen alarm kept going off as he dropped under 90.  The nurse is okay with the alarms going off when he eats as long as he hangs out around 88.  But David, unfortunately is very frustrated and upset that he can't even eat without alarms going off.  The nurse agreed to mute the alarm while he eats as long as he promises to put his mask on if he feels short of breath.  He was okay with that and is currently eating.  Chris said last night when they woke him up out of a pretty deep sleep he was kind of shaking and muttering on about how he's just not getting better.  I feel so bad for him because he's just a kid and being in the hospital is certainly no fun for him and the not knowing when he'll go home is especially hard to take.

So... On the positive, he received his antibiotic just now for his sinus infection and hopefully it will help him feel remarkably better in 24 hrs.  In the meantime, I am going to do my best to cheer him up.  They have movies and video games here by the plenty so we may have to check some of that out today.

Thank you for checking in and keep up the prayers.

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