Friday, September 4, 2015

Bath in the PICU September 2015

William got his first bath in over a year - "real bath" that is, in water with soap. William does get a bath every night but it's with the hospital bath cloths which isn't quite the same.

Bath Time!

Before the bath he had to get his central line dressing changed. He was pretty calm with his nurse holding him still and looking into her eyes:

Splashing his feet:

I think He likes it

Getting dried off and settled back in:

Afterwards, the water was really dirty. Soaking those feet got a lot of dead skin loose that was able to be scrubbed off.

As far as overall progress, William has been averaging 50% FIO2 and generally doing well. We are making progress toward getting him weaned off the Midaz, Morphine and Dex. If all goes well we should be off them in the next two months. 


  1. Hi! I've commented once before, I'm 21 and am scheduled for my 57th brain and spinal surgery on Friday. I have a few questions but you don't have to answer if you don't want to :) Does William have a diagnosis? I was unable to find one mentioned on any of your previous posts. Do you have any ideas as to when William will be able to come home? Also, and I'm not a doctor, have you thought about a port placement? Just a suggestion. Thanks. You're in my prayers.

    1. Hi I hope everything went well with your surgery.
      Most of William's story is here:
      Pulmonary hypoplasia is his main issue. It was caused by premature rupture of the membranes when he was 13 weeks gestation.
      He could possibly get a port. right now he has a central line with 2 lumens, but since October he has only needed one line.