Thursday, April 14, 2011

C-Pap

Isaiah had to be placed on CPap after extubation. He still needed a bit of support.

Positive airway pressure (PAP) is a method of respiratory ventilation used primarily in the treatment of sleep apnea, for which it was first developed. PAP ventilation is also commonly used for those who are critically ill in hospital with respiratory failure, and in newborn infants (neonates). In these patients, PAP ventilation can prevent the need for tracheal intubation, or allow earlier extubation. Sometimes patients with neuromuscular diseases use this variety of ventilation as well. CPAP is an acronym for "continuous positive airway pressure".

This is a tiny set back but nothing huge.

He has moved to bay 2 in the nicu so that is great news. They bumbed him there last night. They are still feeding him through the NG tube AND no poopie yet. Hoping to get some updated news soon. He is on very little meds for pain. He is tolerating this all still very well. Tomorrow will be one week post surgery.

Thanks for your continued support and prayers!

~Terri

2 comments:

  1. He is still doing well =0) Prayers he wont need cpap long...

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  2. He is doing so well! Still praying for Isaiah!

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