Well the good news is that Wyatt does not have an infection in his gut as of today. They have determined the reason for his metabolic acidosis to be the amount of pressure being placed on his heart by his lungs. Unfortunately, the hyperinflation in his lungs is worse and his heart is not pumping blood as well as it had been. They are continuing to decrease the pressures on his ventilator in order to remedy the hyperinflation. The doctor says he is going to accept higher co2 levels to help get his ventilator settings lower. I know ventilator settings probably don't mean much to you all but his amplitude is at 30 and the doctor would like it to be at 22 by tomorrow. To give you some perspective, on a good day the lowest Wyatt has tolerated is 25. I hope that he continues to tolerate the lower vent settings so that his heart will not be under so much stress.
Wyatt is also getting another blood transfusion today because he has had to be pricked so many times for his blood work.
They clamped off one of his chest tubes and are going to take an xray at 12:00 to see if they can remove it. This would bring him down to 2 chest tubes instead of 3. They are also going to do a blood gas at 12 to see if they can tweak his ventilator settings.
Bottom line the doctors are giving Wyatt a 50/50 chance, their main priority right now is to decrease the hyperinflation so that his heart will start working more effectively. Their second priority is to start feeding Wyatt as soon as possible so that he can build up his strength and start gaining weight. Please continue to pray for our little guy!
I am sorry for not updating the blog more frequently but the last couple days have been very stressful, I will try and do a better job because you all have been so committed to reading the blog and praying for Wyatt.