Admit One

It’s 1:30AM and Trish just called.  It now looks like Rudy will be admitted back into the hospital.  His saturations seem to have picked up back into his usual range (60-80%), but one bit of info that wasn’t clear to us before was that the scope of Rudy’s airway gave evidence of what might be a trach infection.  In group consults, information bounces around a bit and all the data doesn’t get to you at once.  The ER folks don’t feel it’s wise to send Rudy home with so many unknowns.

The irony of all of this is that UCLA has a shortage of floor beds so the only place they can admit him to is the ICU.  Guess his former room is empty.  Not sure how I feel about having our “usual room” in a place like this, but glad that Trish and Rudy are headed to familiar surroundings with familiar personnel.  We’ll see if the morning brings further clarity, but for now the course looks like it’s going to be 2-3 days in the hospital for a good antibiotics course and/or a closer assessment of his condition.  Trish and I will also scramble some logistics as she packed for the daytrip and is without the gear for a longer hospital sojurn. 

Sooo, which lucky fellow gets to start the picc line this time?

9 thoughts on “Admit One

  1. I was afraid yesterday when I kept checkings Rudy’s site….boy….has that boy become a part of my life……guess we are thankful he is where they know him and in good hands….prayers for Rudy and all his loved ones…….Dawn’s Mom

  2. I have been riding the Rudy-coaster from CT since Rudy was born and I am constantly amazed at the poise with which you all handle the twists and turns, You are an inspiration to me as a parent of 5 kids and Rudy is an inspiration to me as a kid just trying to get through the ride. My prayers are with all of you.

  3. Praying for a quick recovery – and a shorter hospital stay. What a rolercoaster indeed, but in Him, we are healed. All our love and prayers for Rudy.
    The Groves

  4. Ohmygosh! How things can change between 9:00 p.m. our time and 9:00 a.m.!! I went to bed thinking all was well in SB and I just checked to find that Rudy has once again made me wake up out of my complacency and begin praying once more WITH FERVOR for Rudy and YOUR WHOLE FAMILY!!

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