Brandon has had a set back. For the last couple of days his oxygen needs have been really erratic. One minute they are very low and a couple of minutes later they are really high. Yesterday morning they decided to run a bunch of test to see what is going on. They figured out that he has an infection. It could take a couple of days before they know the details about what kind of infection and how bad it really is but they have started him on the generic antibiotics. They could start to see an improvement in some of the numbers as soon as within 24 hours. We will keep you posted.
Also, his hematocrit was a little low so they gave him some blood last night to help him along.
Needless to say, this will set him back on his schedule for getting extubated. Infections in a little guy like Brandon can be dangerous so they will need to concentrate on getting him better before they can even consider making other changes. As we have mentioned, the doctors have warned us there will be set backs but it still is hard as a parent not to think that we are past the set backs and then when you hear something like this it can be pretty depressing.