Sunday, August 24, 2008
I noticed when Ethan woke up this morning that he was breathing much faster than normal. I called for the nurse and she was able to confirm that Ethan's respiratory rate and his heart rate was in fact elevated. Shortly thereafter, Ethan had a chest x-ray which showed fluid in his lungs. He is currently on medication to help rid his body of the excess fluid, but I'm requesting prayer that this situation does not reoccur. Ethan is taking in a lot of fluids (between his formula, blood & platelet transfusions, and medications) and we need him to continue to release those fluids on a regular basis (ie: more wet and dirty diapers!). So far, this isn't a huge concern, however we would appreciate your prayers that it does not become more serious.