Unfortunately Mason is in need of some very special and fervent prayers at this time. Today around noon he had a severe desaturation spell (his sats dropped to 58) and a seizure (or at least what appeared to be). I was holding him in my arms and must say it was very SCARY!
He was rushed to the CVICU and intubated because his airways seemed very restricted from this event or spell.
Within a couple hours he had a brain MRI. Thank goodness, the preliminary findings didn't show anything abnormal on his brain. We will get the full MRI report later this evening.
But, this does leave us baffled as to what actually happened today! What caused it? Will it happen again?
Some of the possible causes that could have triggered this seizure like spell are: high blood pressure (which he had at the time, but not excessively high), certain medications that he's on, aspirating, or certain infections. But as of right of right now we're not sure, and may never know unless it happens again.
I will say I am so glad we were in the hospital when this happened today and not at home!! Another one of the Lord's tender mercies.
The plan is to be extubated (taken off the vent) later this evening, be watched in the CVICU over night, and as long as he doesn't pull a naughty stunt on us again.... we'll go back up to the 3rd floor and continue to treat his pneumatosis (the reason why were admitted to the hospital on Monday) until it is cleared up and ready to go home.
As for the pneumatosis, it is looking better. At least some good "sunny" news came today. Yesterday's and today's stomach x-rays showed improvement. So, hopefully we will get home sooner than later.
Please pray Mason doesn't have anymore seizure like spells, that he can be extubated tonight and on his way to recovery,
Here is one of my favorite quotes that I needed to post once again, because I needed to hear it and see it today!!!
".....Heaven's kindness will never depart from you, regardless of what happens......Bad days come to an end, faith always triumphs, and heavenly promises are always kept."
--Jeffrey R. Holland--