This rollercoaster has not been easy but I know it isnt on anyone. Lincoln had been doing really well on the vent, having several hours where he was at 21% O2 and consistently breathing over the vent. He then extubated himself so the drs decided to let him try CPAP, well he didnt last long on CPAP. I was so hoping he was strong enough to breathe on his own on CPAP. He did ok for 30 minutes, then the apnea spells started and after an hour he was back on the vent. I am getting discouraged, and feel he will never be able to breathe without the ventilator. How many attempts did your little ones need before completely giving up the vent. Pierce is finally off the oscillator and has been stable. I hate to get my hopes up because I know things change so fast. I kinda got excited L was on CPAP and it made me so upset when he was back on the vent.
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9/3/07 at 11:59am