We had Elijah off the ventilator for about 2.5 hours before we realized we needed to put him back on it. :( He was breathing extra hard and straining his tummy muscles for each breath, so they did an xray and found that his lungs are still a little wet. Sooooo......the breathing tube is going back in for a while (not sure how long), which means more sedation. We are having a hard time with all of this right now. I JUST WANT MY BABY BACK!!! It's sooo hard not being able to hold him and to see him so doped up and to have that stupid tube back down his poor throat again. Poor little man.
Please pray that his lungs dry out quickly and that they can get him back off the vent very soon.
p.s. It is now a little later in the evening and it has been a rough rough day for us. Eli is all dopey and sedated and that is SO HARD to see after he was so alert this morning. He's a very unhappy guy right now and we may have to sit through another couple days of this. It turns out that part of his lung collapsed when the ventilator was taken out this morning, so that needs to fix itself and he also needs to get a little bit stronger.