As of this morning, Thursday, I haven't had too many updates on Tucker. There is a meeting with the family and his team of doctors this morning that should shed some light of the course of action they are going to be taking.
If you have checked in earlier this week, then you know that Tucker was put back on paralytic meds and the ventilator assistance was increased. All of these steps backwards occurred, we think, because of extra fluid.
Last night was not a good night for Tucker and things actually got worse. X-Rays are still wet and looking worse as of early this morning. Tucker will not saturate and is holding at 86. Tucker has also stopped peeing.
The paralytic meds were brought on heavy this time and are not allowing Tucker to do anything on his own. His blood gases came back bad and his blood count is up to 14 from 10. A high blood count could indicate an infection somewhere, so cultures were taken and they are awaiting results.
Yesterday there was blood when doing suctioning and today they believe there is back up in the lungs. A lung scan is on board now, with hopes of finding more answers.
That is the bare minimum of what I know this morning. Karen and Todd are in a whirlwind of so many emotions. Not only are there so many things to worry about with Tucker, but back here at home they have a daughter who misses her family, a house that needs tending to and bills that need to be paid.
Please, please keep them in your prayers. Send them your love and strength, well wishes, good vibes and heartfelt thoughts.
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