I think I wanted to get the blog up tonight a little earlier because there is a lot going on. Will's day didn't go as planned again. He was having trouble breathing and early this morning he started having more and more difficulty. They did the tests and it showed that the left lung was completely collapsed. So they decided to bronch and try to help him get some of those plugs up. They couldn't do it the first thing because he had already drank something and it's really dangerous to do that with something on his stomach. So we had to wait until 2:30 this afternoon.
He was really struggling by that time and the drs said there might be a possibility that he would have to go back on the vent. The respiratory dept. here at this hospital is terrific. They have become our new best friends. We had four of his favorites come up to ICU to see if they could help Will breath better. Whit, one of Will's favorites, worked on him most of the day trying to get him more comfortable. As I said before, they really care here almost as much as our old hospital does in Twin Falls.
They did the procedure and they got some plugs up but they only could open up the upper lobes. The bottom lobes on the left side were closed solid. They took an xray right after the bronch was done and it showed the lower lobes not working. So now what??? The drs are having a little meeting and seeing what they need to do. They might send him down to the cat scan place again.
They came back into the room about 6:30 and they had decided to stick a needle into the lung cavity to see if they can draw off some fluid. They did that right then but they didn't get much. The drs. were dissappointed that there wasn't more that they could get out. Then they said he could go ahead and eat. Well, needless to say, he was too tired by that time but Angel bullied him into eating some pudding. Maybe later after some rest.
I will let you all know how he does through the night.
Some added prayers are needed tonight. Thanks for all the support. God is surely working in all our lives.
God bless and I pray that He keeps smiling down upon us all.