We'd had high hopes that Eric would improve overnight, but he seems to have deteriorated. He's not oxygenating as well. He has a fever. We tried to wean him off the nitric oxide and did make significant headway, but we had to up the FiO2 (fraction of inspired oxygen from the vent) to compensate. He's at .85 FiO2, still PSV 35, CPAP 10. Yesterday, we'd brought up the possibility of merely consulting the Kangaroo Crew transport team out of Texas Children's Hospital. Just to see what they thought. Just to have as much information as we could to be sure we're doing everything we can. Going to Houston isn't our first choice. Naturally, we'd prefer Eric get better right here in Lake Charles. But we'll do whatever is best for Eric. Today, that's looking more and more like going to Houston.
So . . . prayers for wisdom, safety, peace, continued healing. This is definitely the scariest time yet.