Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Ollie slept through the night from midnight-7:30. We listened to him breathing all night and checked him hourly. This morning his fever was 103*, his body is really fighting hard against this infection. Last night we did postural drainage twice. This involves laying him diagonally on a wedge with his head lower than his feet. Then I did percussive lung therapy and Chris was down at his mouth with the suction machine to suck up any guck/fluid that came up. We got a lot of really gross stuff out, and this morning his breathing isn't nearly as gurgly as yesterday morning! We won't know what his lower respiratory (lungs) sounds like yet until the nurse gets here at 10. He hasn't had any fluids since yesterday(except for the 10ml water flushes we use to push his medicines in through his g-tube) so that's a little concerning, especially with the fever. We'll see if we can use the pump on an extremely slow rate to get some water in him. Right now he's sitting on my lap without the oxygen machine and we're trying to bring his fever down.