Yesterday was a great day as we celebrated and rejoiced not only that Kai had a great night with no monitor alarms being set off, but it was our sweet AJ's 3rd birthday! We had a very small family celebration at home. He is definitely worthy of his own post, so I will leave that one for later.
Right now, I know that a few of you were expecting my Not Me, Monday! but I am so not in the mood. Kai's monitor went off ten (yes, you read that right!) times last night between midnight and 4:45 a.m, going down to the low 70's at one point. Each time I awoke and made note of the time and the numbers. I just don't understand how he could still have an obstruction when he slept so well for two nights.
A picture of Kai during his helicopter flight reading the "flight plan".
I am extremely frustrated, so say the least. He is on 3 medications to dry up secretions, along with an antihistamine, and is being suctioned 3-4 times a day. The ENT feels that the swelling, which should be down by now, along with the huge amount of mucous and secretions that he had are still a factor.
We were discharged and walked into our home in Fort Myers at 11:00 p.m. on Friday night. We are to return to Miami in one month for another sleep study and to check his ear tubes.
On a funny note, I had to a laugh (because if I don't laugh, I'll cry) when I was going through the 12 days of mail on Saturday, I noticed that the hospital bills arrived to our house before we did.