I am beyond exhausted so this will be short!
As of tonight Alex is still in the PICU on the ventilator. The hope is that we can get him off the vent tomorrow. Some of his labs have stabilized while others remain troublesome. He has been alert some today and is able to communicate with us. One of our biggest problems remains the continuing allergic reactions. I have been concerned about extubating bc he is SO swollen and I worry about his airway. I have been assured that they will only do what is safe for Alex. They have added a steroid today to help with the swelling.
If we are able to extubate tomorrow, we should be able to get out to our regulare unit on Thursday.
So overall, Alex remains very sick, but is moving in the right direction.