Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Back at VCH

This is one post that we didn't want to have to make so soon...Jacob had to be admitted to the Pediatric ICU at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital early Monday morning.

A week ago we went to the pediatric clinic because he was grunting and breathing more heavily. We wanted to check his saturation levels and make sure he was breathing okay. They said that his airways sounded clear and he was satting 97. So we left and went home. Throughout the week we had a couple other follow-up appointments with different specialist and no one identified an issue. Jacob continued to grunt more and was not acting like himself. We went to the ER early yesterday morning and he was having some severe respiratory distress. He was satting in the 70's and they said that his left lung did not sound good. We thought, GREAT...that's the one good lung he has...

They were able to stablize him in the ER and moved us to the PICU within a few hours. He is breathing with help of Vapotherm (8 liters), which has started to be weened and they said that he possibly has a viral infection that caused his pulmonary hypertension to elevate, causing him to struggle with his breathing. We don't know how long we'll be here or what the doctors plans are. Please pray that this will be a short stay and that Jacob can bounce back quickly!

9 comments:

  1. Praying you all have a short stay and that he is back to himself soon. Thanks for the update. Love and lots of prayers!

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  2. We are praying for all of you in Memphis!
    The Rasoul Family

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  3. Sorry to hear this. I will be praying for good things for little Jacob.

    Love, Carolyn

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  4. I cannot imagine how stressful that would be. Thinking of you guys and hoping for a speedy recovery!

    Ashley

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  5. praying from houston, for a quick stay at the hospital and that jacob will be feeling back to himself soon.

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  6. We are in prayer interceding for precious Jacob believing for a short hospital stay and a Good Report, the report of the Lord! Jacob already has the victory. God bless you all. We love you.
    Uncle Steve and Aunt Vicki

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  7. Oh no! I'm so sorry! I'm glad they figured out what was going on, and I hope he's back to his own self soon! Poor kiddo! Will be praying for you guys! Hopefully you'll be back home very very soon!

    Emily

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  8. thinking about you guys and saying prayers.

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  9. We are praying for him & for a short hospital stay!

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