Jeff, the Respiratory Therapist, and I have been taking some of the daily turns of phrase here in the PICU and turning them into band names.
Here are some of the best:
(this is what the RTs do to Ike's chest to help loosen up the junk that accumulates)
(hospital grade pumping both blows and sucks)
(Bulging Fontanelles doesn't have the same ring to it)
(that one you guys helped me with. Yay poop!)
(this one is hard to explain)
In other news, Ike's virus panel came back from wherever it is they send those things. It was negative across the board. No virus. Never had one. How about THAT?
Wanna know what caused all the snot and the coughing and the narrowing of the already narrow airway? Any guesses? Any wagers?
ding ding ding ding.
It's a common bacteria that causes sinus infections and ear infections and things like that. It is also resistant to a lot of antibiotics, which is why they had him on some hardcore scary stuff.
So it ended up being bacterial after all. Though, really, the infection was only the catalyst. The real trouble seems to be a congenital narrowing of the airway (which was exacerbated by the infection and probably reflux). If we can just get past these heart rate drops and O2 dips, we'll be able to learn more about the narrowing and find out what we can do about it.
This medical stuff is some crazy shit.
That would be a really long band name.