After Gibson's rocky arrival it became more clear how much about him was UNclear. So many "anomalies," as the doctors have continued to say, haven't really add up to an overall answer.
Last week, at 10 weeks we decided to have Gibson transferred to Dell Children's Hospital NICU to have many of the specialists that were following him begin to monitor his progress and see exactly where he was and what needed to be done next. He would have to be there to have his Gtube surgery anyway. The day of the scheduled transport I again walked in to a very different baby. He'd had a deterioration overnight and was demanding high oxygen levels and eventually had to be intubated to a ventilator. (He'd NEVER been on a ventilator before.) We pushed to go ahead and have the transport and they decided he was stable enough to make the move. Upon arrival at Dell he went through lots more procedures & testings, breathing treatments and another blood transfusion. It was determined that he had something called Staph Aureus- a staph infection in the respiratory system and possible another sort of respiratory virus causing this sudden set back. Many other tests have again been sent and we are waiting for results.
The past 10 days have been rough and he has had a hard time with everything going on, he has been mostly sedated to stay calm through it all. Being gestational age of 44 weeks now and 7lbs being on a ventilator and staying still & calm was just not feasible on his own. He is making great improvements and we are hoping and praying for the best. They say he may deal with this respiratory infection for several weeks to come. In the mean time the neuro & cardio teams are seeing him regularly and monitoring his brain & heart and the doctors there are searching again for answers to all of his issues and will begin working on feeding again soon. And to answer EVERYone's big question... NO, we have no idea of any timeline. He is clearly on HIS OWN timeline. ;)
There is MUCH more I could go into, but that's about as much as I can get into for now! I PROMISE to keep this updated with Gibson's progress going forward... As for how else this has affected our life and family... well that's many more blogs for many other days!
THANK you for continued prayers for our little man! xoxo!!!
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