Caelan is having major difficulty breathing and once again we are spending time in our home away from home... Caelan was admitted earlier this afternoon to the ICU at CHEO.
As long as we keep him calm and happy we're ok with a good oxygen blow by. He's not doing well without the oxygen though. He needs it. That may be because he's had several "episodes" today.
Episodes = MAJOR FREAK OUT
When he gets upset his sats drop into the 70s quickly, and often the 60s. For your information, you want sats of 100. The 90s are acceptable. In the 80s there are nurses there in minutes to ensure that oxygen mask is on his face. Anything lower than that and you've got a full team in there. When we arrived they couldn't get a reading better than 52. I'm not convinced it was accurate but that's irrelevant.
Teams don't really help Caelan calm down. The amazing thing is that in the ICU they've realized that, and basically the plan for tonight is to let us handle it until it's apparent that we need more help. They're going to keep their distance.
Personally, I think there is some underlying issue. I'm not convinced that this is just an airway concern.
I do understand that the airway issues do take priority and need to be addressed first... but this time we're not leaving until they look at everything. I think we're all getting really tired of coming back here every other weekend.