Mason's day yesterday started off with a bad blood gas which after a chest x ray showed that his breathing tube was positioned too far right. They were pretty confidant that was the cause of the bad gas but they were also concerned about the trend of his hero score. This is something that is used to predict infections and they like for it to be below 1. Mason's was 7 and had been gradually rising since Wed. All of his lab work didn't suggest infection though. His white blood count was down and platelets were up. The only thing that was down was his hemoglobin so they went ahead and did a blood transfusion. They did another gas after changing tube placement and it was better and they were going to watch him throughout the day to see if the tube placement change and giving him blood made his hero score start to trend back downward. They did increase his feedings and he has gained to 2 lbs. They weren't going to change anything else until they saw if his score started heading back down. If not then they would start doing an infection work up and start him back on antibiotics.
Josh went up there in the afternoon and his score had already jumped down from 7 to a 5. In a few more hours it was down to a 4 and this morning it is a 3. They aren't concerned now and think it was definitely due to the tube placement. No more changes so far today other then increasing his feedings again and his fluids. Thank you Lord for you continued healing of our little boy!
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