A Update

Well A has come off of the vent (was not a fun time!!!) however he is still sounding the same as the day that he was intubated. The doctor from ICU switched his antibiotics yesterday as he has not gotten ANY better and is needing a TON of suctioning. He is having tests done today for Chlamydia psittaci. Long story short, the lady who lived where we are before us must have had two or three birds. It was NASTY to the point we washed the walls, ripped out carpet and replaced it and so on. Well it was the Tuesday A was taken into the place and then Thursday morning he woke up with the fever and then went downhill. Because he has not gotten any better the doc feels it is worth a look into. I was really hoping to have him home by now….but I guess it might be a while. The doctor said yesterday that he “may” have to reintubate. Fingers crossed we don’t go there. The other interesting thing the doctor said was that sometimes kids with neuromuscular disorders and so forth go onto the vent and when they come off have lost their muscle tone that was there. Meaning that this is always a possibility as we are waiting on genetics still. So the suctioning could become a daily need. Praying that it won’t be.

10 responses

  1. Melissa

    Well I am glad he is off the vent!! Hoping things are on the up swing from here on in.Let me know if you need anything.

    September 2, 2008 at 4:59 pm

  2. Miracles

    We are still thinking of Ashton every day and hoping to hear some news soon that he is coming home. Hang in there.*HUGS*Shannon

    September 3, 2008 at 6:07 pm

  3. Trish ~CnJ's Mommy~

    Praying ever so hard for you Ashton!

    September 3, 2008 at 6:38 pm

  4. baby james

    I am so glad to hear he is off the vent. I hope for continued success and speedy recovery. Thinking of you all. Tracy

    September 4, 2008 at 5:39 am

  5. Amanda Lawrence

    Good news on Ashton’s getting off the vent. I hope your doctors find some answers soon and that you are able to go home. Stay strong!Amanda

    September 4, 2008 at 10:56 am

  6. BusyLizzyMom

    Hope everything is going okay and that he is still off the vent. Keep us posted on how he is doing. We are always thinking of him.

    September 6, 2008 at 1:50 am

  7. Nathali

    We’ll be praying for Asthon and you guys!! Will you ever get a break?! This is unbelievable!! Hang in there!!!

    September 6, 2008 at 4:35 pm

  8. Emily

    I’m praying everything’s going better at this point. When you have a chance please update.

    September 6, 2008 at 8:25 pm

  9. Angela

    Shannon — we think of you every day. Please know that, okay? Give Ashton a great big hug from us.Angela

    September 11, 2008 at 5:36 pm

  10. The Walsh's

    Glad things are better. I read that you all were home. I was away in NC for the entire time you were in Toronto. Bummer. Hope things are okay! Thinking of you lots…

    September 11, 2008 at 6:14 pm

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