Sunday, September 27, 2009
Day 16: Labored Breathing
Dylan had a very rough night and continues to breathe very heavily.... his respirations are very high and the doctors are concerned that if it continues at the high rate, his lungs may give up and he would have to be intubated. Another chest x-ray was taken and his lungs are basically clear....so he doesn't have pneumonia. A respiratory therapist came in and sucked some more'buggers' out of his nose hoping that would help unblock his airway and help his breathing. A blood test was taken to check the amount of oxygen in his blood. Please pray that Dylan's body will calm down and that his respiration rate will reduce to the proper level so he will not overwork his lungs, forcing him to be intubated. We love you all.