Sunday, June 6, 2010
Caden in the PICU
Caden was moved into the Pediatric ICU last night as he was very pale, his blood pressure was pretty low and he was becoming very lethargic. When we arrived the doctors and nurses swarmed over him to stabilize his condition, thankfully, this morning things seem to be beginning down the right direction. Apparently Caden's infection caused him to go into "Septic Shock" or a poisoning of the blood by uninhibited bacteria because his Immune system had been virtually reduced to nothing by the recent Chemotherapy treatments, and his body had no way of fighting back properly. He is currently on medications and therapies which are doing a number of things, including maintaining and increasing his blood pressure and oxygen/blood concentration, artificial respiration, triple antibiotic treatments to fight the infection, and several others. He is still very sick and it will be some time before he becomes better especially with no immune system to speak of, and his little body will have more hurdles to overcome in the coming days, and there are other dangers present and possible in the next several days. I credit the expertise and spectacular response of the ICU doctors in Caden's change in condition from last night, they have truly been amazing in their care of Caden, it was awe inspiring to see them work around the clock to help him so much. Thanks for all your prayers and everything else you have done and are still doing for us!!!