Thursday, June 17, 2010

Update On The Young 'Un

Well, apparently the pneumothorax has cleared up but there is something new.

He has neonatal pulmonary hypertension that was revealed by a sonogram. Now this is a normal condition while he was in the womb; the gas exchange occurs in the placenta, not in the lungs. But once he starts breathing on his own, not good.

The doctors state it is not a real serious condition (it could be worse - requiring surgery) but we are still waiting to see when he can come home.

He has the most amazing head of hair I've ever seen on a new born.


Subvet said...

I'll keep him in my prayers.

Cookie..... said...

My life experience has shown me that it is children such as this that, due to their early life adversities, grow to be the strongest. Prayers are also in the works mate.

sig94 said...

Bless you guys.

charleybraz said...

I have been remembering the little guy in my prayers. Now I'm going to ask our maker put it in overdrive, and get them answered.

sig94 said...

He is off O2 now. If his blood oxygen levels stay high over the weekend, they'll let him come home Monday.

Thanks a million guys.