Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Kannon Update--ICU

Hey everyone! First of all I want to thank all of those who prayed their little hearts out for Kannon...a HUGE thanks! Please keep them coming! Kannon seems to be a little better today, but we aren't out of the clear just yet. This will be a short post, but it's easier for me to update everyone all at once rather than individually. Kannon got pneumonia and worse came to worse and landed him in ICU. The Dr. initially considered intubating him, but we tried something called vapotherm first. Which delivers 100% oxygen at a higher flow with warm humidity. Dr also said it would help Kannon expand his lungs and take in deeper/larger breaths. This morning things have started to look better. His chest x-ray looked better than the one from lastnight. However, the pneumonia is still in both lungs. The Dr is thinking Kannon will be there for at least 2 maybe 3 more days. Lastnight the Dr. thought things would get worse before better. But hopefully Kannon's progress today has proved him wrong. They have put him on two stong antibiotics which seem to be helping. They increased his seizure medication as well. This afternoon, Kannon started to get swollen all over so they are giving him albumin (a protein) and a diuretic to make him get rid of all the fluid through his unrine. He has yet to spike a fever (which is normal for Kannon, he never does!) So that's all I have at the moment. I will try and keep everyone updated. Don't forget to pray for him....such a little guy, but such a BIG fighter! Thanks everyone! Oh and his face looks red in the picture, because one of the antibiotics can cause them to turn red ("Red Man" the nurse calls it) so no need to be alarmed! :)