Friday, September 15, 2006

Report from Doctor's Visit

Clayton has a small amount of atelectasis in his lower left lobe--small area of collapsed lung with some mucus to boot. His bloodwork was normal.
The doctor seems to agree with me and Brian that this was probably due to overstimulation and his seizure medication probably prevented another seizure, but his brain reacted in a different manner just by totally being lethargic in the breathing area. Goes along with the whole fact that he stops breathing totally during a seizure. Maybe we had a near miss??
He gave them a heck of a fight in radiology during the chest x-ray. I'm going to have to start bringing a team with me to help hold him still. I had to take the poor little guy to the restroom afterwards for a wipedown with a cool washcloth. He was so hot and mad and covered in sweat. So we have steriods for three days, CPT (chest physiotherapy), and lots of inhalers. FUN. FUN. I'm just so thankful we didn't end up staying at the hospital. I was not looking forward to that! THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS!!!

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Big hugs to you, Ashley from Jenny in NZ