After his testing today a problem has been found and is being corrected!
From Casey's parents:
All is well!
Casey did well in the OR and they found out what the problem was.
He had a 75 percent blockage of his airway just below his vocal chords, the technical term is SubGlottic stenosis.
They believe this was caused from being intubated and were quite surprised at how significant the blockage was considering how well Casey was managing his oxygen. He is a fighter, to be sure!
They used a balloon to stretch his airway out and the hope is that the tissue will not swell again enough to be a problem. We have to keep a close eye on him and in a month they will do the same scope to see how it has settled. If he declines in a week they will repeat the same procedure.
We are back at our old stomping grounds, the ICU, for the night and then back to the other ward until Monday earliest. Once again, the staff here are so incredible. We cannot say enough how thankful we are for children's hospital.
Thank you for the beautiful messages and the ongoing prayer and support. We love and appreciate you all so much. We have learned a lot in this process, but the greatest lesson has been the power of prayer and a gracious God who listens and answers.
Humbled and grateful,
Whitney & David