as it gets worse...  

ink_slinger_4_u 48M
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5/23/2006 10:11 pm

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5/23/2006 10:34 pm

as it gets worse...



Today i went and got the medical reports of mamorial hospital. Which kinda confirmed my suspicions about my son "corey".
In 1 paragraph the reports say as follows..Because of the tension pneumothorax the patienit was urgently prepped for chest tube. He was preped with betadine and useing meticulosly sterile technique a 32 french chest tube was placed in the upper right chest, with a rush of air and signifiacnt amount of fluid encountered a well.The fluid was sent for culture.It was bronwish in color It was foul smelling(consistant with a probale empyema).The patients chest tube was sewn in and he was placed on continuous suction. At this time his o2 was saturation has increased into the 90's on 100%. And the patient seamed to tolerate this better @ this point.His heart rate also decreased to about 140. APPROXIMATELY 40 minutes after that we had a problem, in that the patients saturation dropped into the 50's on the ventilator. When i went into examine him, his lungs were had rhonchi bilaterally. HE was mgiven respiratory w/o relief. We looked @ the ventilator circuit and found that he was not recieving 100% o2, but that the ventilator had gone into "default" mode and was administering 21% o2, as the oxigen source from the wall had become dislodged. How this happened, is unclear. This was repairedand the patients saturations returned to baseline @ about 90..

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