Here we are 7 days into battling the flu. I am still in shock that a week ago our little boy was sleeping on my lap, throwing the football, running around with the dog and just starting to be sick. And today he is on life support.
Jase is becoming stronger and stronger. The doctors are happy with his improvements but still have some concerns.
They increased the amount of fluid that was pulled off of him today with the dailaysis machine. Which is making Jase look more and more like himself. He is no longer looking so puffy. His eyes look better. His nose, fingers and toes are almost back to normal. And his tounge is no longer sticking out There is talk about disconnecting the CRRT machine tomorrow. His kidneys are still producing urine and bloodwork looked even better today.
We are still struggling to get all the crud out of his lungs. The secretions are very thick...which we want as thin as possible. When it comes time to extubate (remove his breathing tube) they want Jase to be able to cough up any thing that will be left over. If it stay thick (like rubber cement) he will not be able to cough it up and spit it out. We DO NOT want to stress his lungs at all...so him struggling to bring it out wouldn't be good. They have increase the frequency of his IPV treatments...this basically shakes his lungs to break up the mucus, it is now done every 6 hours.
The ECMO machine is running smoothly. The doctors were able to decrease the flow even lower today. Which means...we are closer to removing the cannula's
It's been a long day...and this momma is whooped. We have another battle tomorrow, but we can do it!!!
Thank you again (thank you everyone!!!) for your love, support and prayers!!!!
Jase is a fighter and is getting a lot of attention through all of our prayers so keep them coming!!
That being said, the world keeps going and the bills pile up. Please and Thank You for any donation you can help with!!!
- Deena Woods
- Lynn Stevens
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