Day 23 - Wednesday 12th July 2017
Theo had a bad blood gas through the night last night and his ventilator rate has been put back up from 25bpm to 45bpm. That's a massive step backwards but probably what he needs to rest his lungs for the day. It's looking like he's probably got an infection but we are still waiting for the results..... not sure why they are taking so long?? I'm starting to get a bit worried about him..... No work again today, although I did a few emails and updated a couple of online systems back at RMH. Lisa's mum came up again so we took it in turns to either sit with Theo on the ward, or Jack who was playing on the computer in the family room. He's getting pretty bored now.....I'm not sure he'll manage 8 weeks here every day! We had another really nice nurse looking after Theo again today, or should I say, she was overseeing Lisa and I looking after him 😉 I got to move him in to another position (his belly)..... only to be told by his nurse and Lisa that he'd already been in that position and didn't like it..... doh! The nurse then put him on his right side.... We had a nurse on the night shift tonight who had looked after Theo before..... I wasn't sure about her the last time she looked after him but maybe it was just me being under stress, so I'll see how she is over the next few nights before I make my mind up..... she's on for 3 nights so will probably have him each night...... I went to the shop to get some snacks for the nurses..... crisps and cakes tonight!!
I'm planning on seeing Theo really early in the morning before I go to work at 7:30am, it's a big day with my new Head Office move tomorrow..... the soon to be VSS House will hopefully be taking my business to the next level!
Theo's being super brave today, he's had a bit of a step back and he's clearly getting poorly because he's still having frequent de-saturations and Bradys; aside from that though he's still doing really well and everyone is working hard to get him off the ventilator before day 28 so that he doesn't need to have the post natal steroids!! The doctors have started talking to us about them but Lisa and I have already decided against them unless it's a last resort! They have loads of side effects, some of which are really bad for him and/or could have significant lasting implications!
Come on daddy's little solider.... you can do it..... I hope it's just a passing bug that he's got and he will be better tomorrow..... ❤❤ Thanks for reading, please share this blog with everyone you know to extend it's reach.... Subscribe to our page to receive a notification of the next blog.... You can donate to our two amazing charities at: