Alex was able to be extubated this morning! Praise the lord! Alex was given several doses of steroids overnight to reduce the swelling from the allergic reactions and it did the trick. His swelling decreased significantly and we were able to extubate without any complications. Alex's labs still show he is fighting an infection, but overall they look okay. He was very quiet and weak today, but happy to get that tube out of his mouth.
This afternoon/evening we have been battling some new issues. First we were informed that Alex's virus swab came back positive for H flu. I am not sure what this means and if we need to do anyting. The main problem we are having is Alex is crying in pain about his belly hurting. He is extremely restless. He cannot get comfortable. He is telling me it feels like when he has had pancreatitis so we are running labs to see.
We are hopeful that we will be moved out of the PICU tomorrow and into our regular unit. We appreciate all of you who have been praying for you and to those of you who have to the hospital to bring us food and support.