Thursday, May 15, 2014

Another Echocardiogram

     Greyson is now 7lbs and 15oz and is still on 1 liter of oxygen. They have tried to wean him but his sats drop to the upper 80's (we want 100) so the pediatrician has ordered another echocardiogram to see if his current heart conditions are what's causing his need for oxygen. If they are, the cardiologist will determine whether or not Greyson can come home and if he does, whether or not he will need to come home on oxygen.  Once we determine if he needs oxygen, he will do a car seat test.  A car seat test is simply monitoring him in his car seat for 90 minutes to see if he can safely ride in it.  We (us and the pediatrician) are thinking we may need to get him a car seat bed instead, but we will not know for sure until we can do a car seat test. We do not know how long he will be in the NICU but we do know it will be through this weekend. Please continue to pray for us all!

1 comment:

  1. Ask about his oxygen possibly being lower. My son had the same thing where his SATS weren't high because the unoxyginated and oxyginated bloods were mixing. His SATS were allowed to be as low as 75 and as high as mid-80's. Higher than that actually meant his heart was over-working itself. He just had surgery so hopefully it's fixed. Good luck with everything! He's a cutie :)


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