He had chest xrays done every other day and they were improving really well so we were once on our way back to trying to re-extubate and we were really positive about it this time. He would once more than a dose of surfactant and we would once again try...It was trial and error, we couldn't do anything but try. If we were not trying we were staying at the same place. Mason was now also started on a drug for his pulmonary hypertension, He was started on Viagra which I found out not only works for erectile dysfunction but aswll as pulmonary hypertension. It was a PO med so he would get it by mouth, it was working wonders because he was doing really well and lowering his vent settings by the day and getting closer to being able to extubate him. I loved that Mason wasnt getting poked every 3 hrs to get a blood gas they were now reading his end tittles on the CO2 machine to wean him on the vent. He was controlling his CO2 levels really well so there was no need for pocking very often which meant a very happy Mason.
we were once again back on track, the 2 remaining weeks were Mason's best weeks yet. This was March 1 to 14 and Mason was once again working towards getting extubated<3