First, an update on Evan's friend. ENT was able to scope him as soon as he arrived, and remove the obstruction (half of a peanut). He was extubated mid-day yesterday slept most of the day. The plan was to keep him overnight for observation, and most likely they will come home today. I guess the floor is full right now, so he'll be discharged straight from the PICU.
Evan's recover has been a little bit rocky. His nose is full of extra secretions--to the point that the CPAP isn't really helping him much at night (mouth breathing is more effective). He has been getting albuterol treatments, lots of tylenol, and suctioning (glad we didn't sent the machine back yet, as a few months ago we were considering because he was doing so well). We have touched base with Dr. Oldham, and he felt this was all the right things we should be doing. He expected Evan might be this way for 3-5 days. Jeremy is planning on cancelling his therapy visits for the rest of the week so Evan can rest at hom.
We are hopeful Evan's feeling much better by Sunday, for his 2nd B-day party!