Monday, January 5, 2009
yep, it's back again
Yep, the oxygen is back...again. Bummer.
This is one of the very few times I actually got the O2 anywhere near his face for more than a few seconds. He fights the nasal cannula like crazy (even in his sleep) and he moves around too much to keep the mask in place.
He has been on antibiotics for about four days now, so hopefully this latest "bug" will leave soon...and so will the need for oxygen.
Last night Maxwell needed even more oxygen and he is running a low grade fever again. Fortunately we had a nurse, and she was able to keep the mask on him. We got in to the doctor's today and he started him on prednisone (oral steroid to help with his lungs.) He doesn't want him going to school until we get this figured out. I talked with the pulmonary team at Children's today and they reminded me that this will happen with "chronic" kiddos (i.e. children with chronic lung disease).
Hoping tomorrow brings a great day for Mighty Max!