|Hanging out in the emergency room.|
We ended up with quite a crowd in our home. I didn't mince words with dispatch. I told them he was in severe respiratory distress and we were already bagging him on ten liters. He was slowly improving, but only slowly.
Since we've been up here, though, he's really look good, really good! Like, why are we even here, good. I/we did open his lungs quite a bit with the bagging because his PEEP valve is dialed to ten, and I figure if he's going to need extra help, we're really going to give it to him and not pussyfoot around. All the labs and other tests done at AFH look great. So they're all as stumped as I am. We may be looking at another echo, just to see if pressures have changed. We may have masked/undone things with the bagging and opening his lungs as much as we did.
We may just not be able to reduce his vent settings, although no one here seems to think that would have caused all this, not after having been stable on them for almost a month. So we'll keep looking. Thank you so much for keeping us in your prayers. Please pray that we find some answers, and that they'll be answers that we can work with.