Around 11am Lucas was extubated. He did not enjoy the experience. In fact, he threw up two times during the extubation. At one point, one of the nurses removed the J tube which was put in during the surgery to feed Lucas once he was stable. So Lucas has had no formula or nutrients in over 33 hours. Only clear IV fluids. Tomorrow he will be placed on TPN which is a form of liquid nutrients to go through his PICC line.
It has been another rough day. For most of the day Lucas has been in pain & having oxygen or breathing difficulties. There was one period of maybe 20 minutes when Lucas wanted to play & even smiled a few times. Praying he starts to feel better soon.
Around 7pm, the doctors started to get nervous that we might need to reintubate Lucas. After some strong pain meds, an x-ray, & blood tests, it was determined Lucas’ lungs physically looked good. They were worried he might have a collapsed lung. So they are giving us more time for Lucas to stabilize.
In the last hour, Lucas finally relaxed and napped. He woke up in a good mood and seems fairly pain free. Hoping tonight won’t be too difficult.