Sunday, July 11, 2010

Day Three: Yucky Lungs, Low Sodium


McKay's lungs are still a little soggy and his blood work tells us that he is low on sodium. We can do something for the latter, but must simply wait and see with the former. In fact, doctor's orders today are to take a wagon ride to get the pockets of fluid in his chest and lungs moving around, giving them a better chance to drain, and to have him eat as much salty food as he'll tolerate.

For now that means laying in bed after a sponge bath eating potato chips until he falls asleep, then having a wagon adventure royale through the halls of the hospital later this afternoon. Out of context it doesn't sound like a bad Sunday afternoon, does it?

They'll do more blood work tonight and we'll cross our fingers for more encouraging chest xrays tomorrow morning,

For now, he looks pretty peaceful.

9 comments:

The Butlers said...

He is such a cutie! Feed him lots of Salt and Vinegar potato chips, Pringles, and V-8 juice! Thank you for keeping everyone posted! We are thinking of you each moment. Love and prayers to you and that darling boy.

wylie said...

I'm glad to see him looking peaceful. He is such an adorable boy! We are still praying for him many times each day as are many others. We love you all dearly!

Jana said...

You guys are in are thoughts and in our prayers!

Knudsen's said...

Heaven bless that sweet, little soul. Many thoughts and prayers to you and your little fighter.
Camille

heidivee said...

XOX. We have been thinking about you guys all day. Thanks for keeping everyone posted.

Kyle and Alli said...

Thanks for keeping the updates coming! Sounds kind of like par for the course from my understanding of post Fontan recovery...I hope that your wagon ride and salty snacks are helping to keep him progressing!!

Ryan and Hilary said...

We will be praying for excellent x ray results. You are in my thoughts constantly.

Mindi D said...

i just found you guys, and just in time to pray for a little guy! He is so cute! We are thinking of you, i read back a little bit, he is such a fighter!! Good luck :)
Mindi
Libbi's mom

GG said...

Up in the middle of the night, checking on McKay...saying a prayer for him and you...will check in on him again in the morning. What a beautiful child.
I loved the blanket video..made me laugh out loud..