Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Dominic Update- Yeah for breathing!
Dominic has been off the vent since Sunday and has just been breathing like it's no big deal. He has energey during the day which shows he is not too exhausted by the extra work of having to breathe on his own. For the most part he has been able to maintain good oxygen levels (except last night he needed a little boost). His good looks are enticing all passer-by's to coo and talk with him and all the nurses can't get over his bright white-blue eyes.
The plan so far is for him to have a bronchoscopy tomorrow where they run a tiny camera down his airway to check the progress of his trachea then on the 18th have eye surgery to correct his ptosis (droopy right eyelid), a MRI, an ABR (sedated hearing test), and nerve conduction velocity test. This last test is to check how his brain receives signals from his nerves. They will place electrical impulses on his feet (while he is sedated) and record what his brain does with those impulses (I think...). This test is because he has hereditary spastic paraplegia (a genetic condition) that often results in the complete non-use of ones legs eventually).
Anywho, there you go. I've got a handsome boy, a happy man, an independent breather. I'm one lucky momma. :)
In and FOR Them!