Thursday, February 16, 2012

Nasal Intubation

Moving the tube to a nasal intubation was straight forward. The aftermath was not. Kamryn would not settle down after the procedure. She was uncomfortable. The tube goes down the esophagus and to where it branches to the lungs. If the tube is to far down it can go to the left or to the right and only inflate one lung instead of two. The tube has moved itself out al ittle and she has sounds on both sides of her lungs. We avoided a collapsed lung because our nurse Kaitlyn was right on top of the problem. Kamryn has a good amount of morphine and ativan in her system now, but she is comfortable and resting. That heart rate needs to come down more but a least it isn't in the 200+.

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