STENT DAY! Today has been a long awaited day. The day Thomas receives his bronchus stent with the hope that it will open up his left bronchus enough to be able to allow him to come off the ventilator.
He went off to theatre at 11am and was back by 1pm. The procedure was apparently one of the most difficult and complex (shocker!) ones they’ve done, but it was a success.
Thomas however has appeared not to like the procedure, and came back unable to ventilate on conventional ventilaton and had to be put on high frequency oscillatory ventilation. This is definately a step in the wrong direction for Thomas, and hopefully just a blip in his journey to move forward.
For now, we wait.