Truitt’s oxygen levels are still good overall. They dipped slightly today, and the doctors felt his ability to breathe was being hindered by some of the fluid that remained around his right lung. This afternoon they were able to drain away more of the fluid. Over the next few days they will monitor to see if any returns. The swelling in his hands and feet appears to be getting slightly better as well.
We were able to spend more quality time with Truitt today, and even see a couple visitors. Leisel was able to help change him again, take his temperature, and do mouth swabs with milk to keep his mouth healthy and develop his eating abilities. Truitt got so accustomed to Leisel swabbing his mouth with a little bit of milk that he would stick out his tongue in anticipation! If she delayed in getting the milk to him fast enough, he would open his eyes slightly to glare at her.
- That Truitt’s oxygen levels would continue to improve, as well as for the swelling in his hands and feet.
- For the physicians as they seek to determine a cause and treatment for the hydrops, as well as make determinations on when Truitt will need to transfer for more specialized care
- For Leisel’s health, recovery, and rest.