July 6, 2012

Keeping things interesting

Bertrand had a rough night, but (*knock on wood*) it seems like he's in the clear.

Last night, his heart rate was in the 160s, his oxygen saturation was in the 80s with 8L of O2 blasting away, he wasn't eating or drinking, and he was vomiting blood.

Within the past hour, he has eaten yogurt, rolled around, started playing with his toys, watching his iPad, and torn off his O2 mask while keeping his saturation in the low 90s.

Matthew and I are increasingly optimistic that he could be discharged tomorrow--he *just* needs to start drinking and keeping his oxygen high enough.


  1. Good lord, that sounds terrifying -- I'm so glad Bertrand is re-stabilizing and hope he's been discharged by the time you read this! Also glad that his tonsillectomy went well; Daniel's breathing issues went away like *that* after his, so I hope the same is true for B.

    Hope you're doing well and not too overwhelmed. Take care, and stay cool!

  2. Way to stick to your MO Bertrand, geez! Glad he is doing better.

  3. Jeez, when you said rough night, I thought you just meant he was having trouble sleeping. I should have known better. I had't realized he is still in the hospital. Glad things are looking better now and hope you got some sleep! Thanks also for the comments on my blog. :)