Sunday, March 15, 2009

Kiera's left lung is collapsed

I guess after her ultrasound today, they have determined that her left lung is actually collapsed. They have put in a drain to drain off fluid from her chest around the lung to help it open up. They are also lavaging and suctioning her lungs to try to get plugs out to open it up. So she continues to limp along on her bad lung.

On the good side, her blood gases are good, and she still has negative cultures. She's satting okay and is comfortable, of course, since she is totally sedated. The pulmo and intensivist are brainstorming over treatments to open up her lung. She's on steroids and will start her mucomyst and pulmozyne to try to break up mucous plugs. We'll see.

3 comments:

Our little Miracles said...

I'm so sorry you all are having to go thru all of this...we are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Katie said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope she recovers quickly. We'll be thinking of you.

jmckellips said...

We are sorry to hear about Kiera. We are sending her lots of love and prayers.
Janice and Kali