Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A better day

Thankfully, Gaines had a better day today. Last night he did receive a blood transfusion and continued the extra lasix. He actually gained weight last night; however, we expect him to lose a decent amount of weight tonight due to the lasix. Gaines' nurse said he was much more active today and "looked" better. He did get another chest x-ray and the doctor said it looked much clearer. Since the x-ray was better and Gaines "looked" better, the doctor does not think that the pneumonia is a possibility (big sigh of relief).

The plan for the next 24-48 hours is to let Gaines rest. The doctor and nurses are not going to try to wean his flow. They are going to let the lasix continue to work and get a chest x-ray once per day. Hopefully, the next couple of days will be uneventful.

Thank you all for praying for our little guy. Please continue to do so.



Diana said...

Praying for some "good" rest for Gaines' lungs.he

Thomas and Jamie said...

Slow and steady wins the race!! Give your little Tortoise a kiss for us and know that we're praying!! Congrats on being back at work and getting, semi on a routine!!