Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Very Bad News

Well, Ryder has gotten sick. It went from OK, to bad, to worse very quickly. Friday we were told he was OK and just needing breathing treatments at home every 4 hours. By Monday he was not eating, had a fever, wheezing and just not active at all. So we went back to the pediatrician who then sent him by ambulance to North Arundel hospital. He was admitted there and overnight got worse. So they then had to transport him to UMD PICU. He has been intubated and put on a ventilator. He is fully sedated and on several medications with several IV's and tubes all over the place. We have been told that he has bad pneumonia in his left lung, it is completely non-functional so the vent is set pretty high and doing all of his breathing for him. They plan to keep him sedated for 2-3 days and then slowly try to wean him from the vent as the pneumonia gets better. They will take him out of sedation once he is off the ventilator. It might be about a total of 10 days in the PICU, could be more though. I will update when I have a chance....

Zak did have his circumcision on Monday and is doing well.