Lugo Houston

First post: Feb 9, 2016 Latest post: Mar 8, 2016
Hello everyone! I took the liberty of suggesting to Aline that it would be helpful for her to have a place where she could post updates about Lugo's health because I know there are so many of us out here worrying and praying and sending our love, but we also want to give the family peace and privacy.

Aline will update the journal when she can, and I will continue to share any updates or info that she sends my way.

To begin, here are the first few messages:

Feb 1st

Lugo has been sick all weekend with pneumonia and respiratory infection. Respiratory infections are very challenging for him. We ve been handling the illness at home since Friday but it is looking like he may go into the hospital. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

Feb 2nd

Couldn't be helped as we ended up here (at Texas Children's Hospital), in good hands. Thanks for all the continued prayers for Lugo. He became sick last Friday and it progressed to acute respiratory distress.

Feb 3rd

I'm scared. He's doing better but not good yet. I'm exhaustedand can't tell if it's that or my gut instinct that has me so scared. Different than other times. They are preparing us for possible intubation which bites. If I can get an army of prayers that is good. He is strong you're right. I love you thanks

Feb 5th

His gasses were showing better yesterday and now they are up again. Blood gas testmeasures the acidity (pH) and the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood from an artery. This test is used to check how well your lungs are able to move oxygen into the blood and remove carbon dioxide from the blood. Keep praying please, I love you guys. Thanks for Lugo boy and loving us.

Feb 9th

He's doing better just not able to breathe on his own yet. He came in w complications to pneumonia causing acute respiratory failure and septic shock. I was nursing him at home for 5 days being followed by his Dr then when severe diarrhea hit on 6th day he went downhill quickly. And within 24 hrs of being admitted he actually went into septic shock dropping his temperature to 91 degrees. knew that the first night but wasn't ready to absorb it until yesterday. It's pretty serious, if you google it it'll scare you. So because of going septic, it's no wonder he's not able to bounce back easily.


That's where we are as of now. Everyone is anxious to get Lugo well and back home with his family.

Until next time,


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