Baby Braden Petska

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

One step back today....

We got a phone call this morning that Braden had to be re-intubated. His upper right lobe of his lung was collapsed all day yesterday and they tried like hell to get it to open up. They had to turn him on his left side for most of the day yesterday and then that lung decided to konk out. Re-intubation is the only thing right now to get those lungs to inflate. They are planning to extubate again tomorrow.....hopefully those little lungs of his will cooperate a little better. We'll keep you posted on how things go today. He also had a little oozing out of his incision....they are keeping an eye on it. They're giving him some antibiotics just in case there may be an infection.

Please keep us in your prayers today as our little fighter needs some extra support.



Blogger Carla said...

oh no, sorry to hear he had a set back. Praying right now that reintubation is the extent of his steps backward. Sending all our love....Carla

P.S. your mom sent pics this morning, he's absolutely beautiful! I couldn't get over his size....he takes after his Erickson cousins ;)

12:13 PM  
Anonymous The Braden Family said...

We are sorry to hear of Braden's step back today. Keep your faith, it has gotten you three this far. We will certainly pray for him today and for both of you, as always.

Love to all,
Ray, Melissa, Justin and Jonah

P.S. - I hope you got our package of handmade cards full of love from the boys!

12:45 PM  
Blogger Cara Rybarik said...

Prayers, hope and love sent today as they have been since the begining....
Braden is so amazing, and his parents are incredible.
Buddy I can't wait to give you a big hug.
Hang in there- Love ya, Cara

2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear that he had a set back; but he is a fighter and just needed some rest. There are too many prayers his way to let this keep him down. We are so excited that you finally got to hold him - that had to be the most joyous of moments this month for you guys.
Love to all
Jim, Fran, Hailee and Sheridan

2:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hang in there!! This little guy is a Yooper with SISU!!

Patsy sent me pics..... what a sweetie! Looks like daddy??

lOve Georgie

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about that step backward! We'll keep the prayers coming....Wanted to thank you two again for sharing your "Brayden time" with Tricia & I this weekend - he's beautiful!
luv ya - Auntie Chris

6:54 PM  
Blogger dr. mike said...

I am sorry to hear of Braden's set back today, I hope that by now (this evening) Braden has recovered and is moving forward again. Stay strong guys you are both amazing people and Braden is an amazing baby boy, who will have the brightest of futures with his family. Sending him love and prayers from the family at Spring Grove Medical. Your postings are very special they paint such a clear picture of what is happening each day.
Very best of wishes to all.

7:26 PM  
Blogger Audrey Mazzuca said...

We keep reading your updates and we are sorry to hear about the step back today. Hopefully, tomorrow will be a better day. Know that we are thinking of you.

Love the Mazzucas

7:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Braden has shown that he is fighter, we keep praying,sorry about today, tomorrow will be better. God Angels are around him.
Love you all.
Pete & Irma

8:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Steph and Rich and little Braden,
We are all praying for you. We hope everything is going well. This blog is a great way to let everyone know what is going on. We will keep checking every day. Lots of love,

Kerry, Jeff, Madison, and Abby Williams

10:29 PM  

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