Yes, we have been in the hospital since yesterday. After troubleshooting the oxygen concentrator, we discovered that it's working just fine and that it actually is HIM. Doesn't he look fabulous? That's what we can't understand!
Here's how it went.....on a typical night Isaac needs 1-2 liters of humidified oxygen while sleeping to maintain an oxygen saturation level of 92% and above. By the time the nurse arrived Monday night I had to crank him up to 8-9 liters of oxygen.....our concentrator only goes up to 10! So naturally we took him up to the ER Tuesday morning. When we got there his o2 sat levels were fine, his color was good, he was his sweet and happy self. Even though he looked good the doctor decided that 9 liters of oxygen was a little too high for comfort to send us on our way home. He was admitted yesterday afternoon for observation. By sleepy time they had to crank up that oxygen....so now we know it isn't just us or our oxygen concentrator.....So it is a mystery. The culture has come back so far as normal flora, which means no major infection is brewing. The chest xray isn't showing any kind of pneumonia.....It is a mystery.....Most likely he will come home within a couple of days......I will most likely postpone the scope that he has scheduled for Monday being that he would have to go under anesthesia.
Some people have suggested that we should look into using bi-pap support at night. I don't know if I want to go there right now....I feel as if this would be a step backwards....it's something to think about and I will be talking to Pulmonology. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers! Thanks Heidi for coming up and bringing me banana bread!