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!