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I'm finding it hard to concentrate now so will just write and see what comes out...this should be fun!
Speaking of coming out...the docs are working on getting the air out of his stomach by first stool softeners (oooohhhh), and enemas (ahhhh)......Basically, they are trying to get him to pass gas and/or poop. :). He is NPO and not too happy about that but docs don't want anything else going in if things are not going out.
I talked to the nurse this afternoon and she explained that the extra air in his stomach is causing his diaphragm to push up against his lung. In turn, this is not allowing his lung to expand the way it should in order to get the o2 he needs. I'm not sure if it is causing pressure on one or both lungs*** I need to look into that! Last night he was on 100% o2.
On a good note, they were able to reduce the amount of o2 they are giving him twice today. That's a good sign that he's lungs are doing their job but not enough to remove the supplemental o2. We want him to be able to walk out of Penn without the need for it!!!!!! He also got 2 of his chest tubes out.
I really need to get to sleep...thanks for your prayers and the words of wisdom from our CF family! You guys are AWESOME and wouldn't be able to go through this without all of you!!!!!!
Keep they prayers etc coming!!!!!!!