As hard as it is to believe, we have a one month old on our hands. Time has gone extremely fast but yet it feels like we’ve been in the ICU for a long time. This past week felt especially long with a lot that went on.
Hudson was extubated on Monday which was a big step for him but he wasn’t ready for it. By Tuesday morning, he was intubated with the breathing tube again. His medical team informed us that he was needing a ton of support breathing on his own and his stats weren’t looking good. They gave him a rest day on Wednesday and headed to the cath lab for a procedure on Thursday. They wanted to make sure there wasn’t anything else going on that was keeping Hudson from progressing & sustaining without the breathing tube. They did find a build up of “gunk” that was able to be suctioned out and sent for testing. The sample came back positive for an infection, so he is currently on antiobiotics. This could have contributed to the failed extubation but we aren’t sure.
After his cath procedure, there was no clear answer/plan based on the results. The pressure in his left ventricle is in the middle of being too high and being low. So as of right now, the team of doctors are figuring out the best direction and plan for Hudson. Once they have figured out a plan, we will meet with them and discuss all of our options moving forward. Hopefully that will happen this week and we can have our questions answered.
Currently he is stable, and is connected to a pacer to help with the irregular heart rhythms. He has had a good weekend resting and building up strength. The road ahead is going to be long, scary, and intense. To be completely honest with you all, we are feeling really down with all of the setbacks this week. We so badly want to be heading home with our baby in our arms but that just isn’t the case yet. We know it will be all in the Lords timing but we could use prayers for patience & peace in the waiting.
On a more positive note, we both have been able to hold our sweet boy more this week. Kyle got birthday snuggles which was the best gift ever. Additionally, we have built a lot of relationships with people here & for that we are grateful. We even had a few doctors fighting over Hudson so it’s been wonderful knowing there are so many people in our corner here in Boston too. Thank you all for being part of “Hudson’s Crew” at home and for the continued love. Much love.