Nothing has changed since last post. AJay remains on the vent and breathing for him, and his right lung is still in poor condition. The doctors are going to take a small scope, insert through his breathing tube, and scope and inflate his lung, all while they spray the lung with meds to loosen heavy secretions. They said it would happen around 1130am today, but at 1pm, nothing has been started.
He had another tough night which required more medication and sedation. I don't think he knows what's going on and is seemingly not in pain. The doctors feel that this is part of the process and not to be alarmed. The concern is his right lung. If the scope doesn't work, then they will try a different round of meds.We need to get the right lung inflated, so we can work towards removing the vent.
Ajay is peaceful today, resting quietly and not stirring about. Its the calmest I ve seen him since Tuesday. New drugs were introduced, although it seems they never run out of choices, to calm him after a hard night. He has responded well to them so far, but they can't be taken long term.
I will be sure to post the results of the bronchoscope (sp?) when notified.