Monday, January 21, 2013

Back to the lungs

Well, we are still in the icu...I am starting to feel like a broken record since I am saying that so often. After a chest x ray this morning, they discovered that his lungs are looking wet and hazy again. That worried them since he had such problems with them for so long. So, we stay.

Fortunately, Joshua doesn't seem to be showing any symptoms of poor struggle to breath, no desats, no they are not putting him in any extra support at this time. However, if his x ray does not improve tomorrow, they may need to put him back on the high flow...

Needless to say, we are a little frustrated, but I am grateful these are just small hiccups and nothing to serious keeping us here. We are going to stop planning on leaving and just make plans to stay until he is ready to go.

In good news, his glucose levels have seemed to improve, so hopefully we are past the worst with that issue!

We have discovered he LOVES the swing :) This one they have here plays classical music as well, which I also find very calming.


  1. I am glad they brought you a swing to use. Believe me when I say it is so much better to just stay in the CICU while they really figure things out for him, instead of moving to the floor and having something serious happen requiring him to be transferred back to the CICU in an emergency! I hope that they can get his lungs dried out... It is such a balancing act with his medications I am sure! Grant went home from the Fontan with a partially collapsed left lung, but it is a different story in a newborn! I wish I lived close enough to come meet this special little guy and hang out with you for a few hours!

  2. Thanks for all the updates, Stephanie and Tim! I think about you and Joshua often and keep you in my daily prayers. Hopefully things will continue to get better. Your posts have really touched me, especially the story and meaning behind Joshua's name. I definitely believe the Lord's hand is in all of this, and He watching over your sweet family. Please let me know if you ever need ANYTHING--I'm not that far away! Love you guys!


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Joshua Kent Ipson was born December 1, 2012 with a very complicated combination of congenital heart defects. After 2 1/2 months of fighting for his life, he passed away on February 13, 2013. We invite you to share our experiences as we grieve his loss, rejoice in God's plan, & keep Joshua's message of hope alive.
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