for this is God's will for you
in Christ Jesus."
1 Thess. 5:16-18
Today I waited around all day for Tyson's extubation. (Well, kinda. I had some company throughout the day too. Gerald and Michelle came in the afternoon and then Derek and Lea came at dinner time.)
Tyson had to fast 4 hours before and 4 hours after the procedure so they stopped his feeds through the NG tube at about 3 am, expecting him to be extubated early on in the morning. Then they decided to give him a blood transfusion first so that his heart didn't have to work so hard after the extubation and he could concentrate on his breathing more. That takes two hours to complete. So he should have been ready to have the breathing tubes taken out by about 3pm but the Respiratory Therapist didn't come in till after 5:30 pm. Long story short, he was extubated just before 6 pm and put in a "head box" to get some moist air into his lungs so they don't dry out. This should be gone by morning and I will hopefully be able to hold my son!
That's all for now!
Tyson in the headbox
(Please excuse the stupid placements of these pictures, this blog is really ticking me off! Every time I move something where I want it and then hit "save", it does it's own thing once I publish it!)