We’re back!

I think Bennett missed his Drs and nurses at Seattle Childrens. On Monday evening Bennett started being a little stinker with some of his oxygen levels. He seemed to not be taking deep enough breaths. So after a few hours of not getting better we paged to the Craniofacial team at Childrens. We all decided it was best to be safe and bring him up to get him checked out. We all feared he was developing a cold that would quickly turn to pneumonia for little guys like Bennett.

So at around 1 am Tuesday morning we got a chest Xray where his lungs looked pretty good… but it did show that his bowels were up where his lungs are. It turns out his bowels were FULL of air. The Dr immediately came to the conclusion that all this air in his tummy was preventing him from taking deep breaths (he compared it to a pregnant person that gets short of breath, this was all too familiar to me) Trach kids are really prone to swallowing air. So we were admitted to work on moving some of the air south and prevent him from taking in more air.

Preventing him from swallowing more air has proven to be more difficult than we thought… we will see what they come up with. We are hoping to get out of here in the next couple of days and back to loving being home with the family!

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2 Responses to We’re back!

  1. Kim says:

    Thinking of you guys… 🙂 Perhaps, we can visit on Sunday?Hang in there… I Love You Guys… 🙂

  2. Tim and Jen says:

    Jen and I are praying for you guys!

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