Liam is stable now and back on the ventilator. His sats are back up in the high 80's and low 90's so he is recovering from his ordeal this afternoon. An x-ray confirmed that what looks like happened was some residual mucous from the vent tube got inhaled into his left lung when they pulled out the vent. This caused his lung to eventually collapse, which led to the de-sats and Liam having to work twice as hard to breathe. Now that he is back on the vent, his left lung popped back out and is working again. They also did a couple breathing treatments on him to help draw more oxygen deep into his lungs.
Thank you all for your prayers. It was a pretty nerve racking time trying to figure out what was wrong. I was getting panicked because Liam wouldn't calm down and he was getting exhausted trying to breathe. At least we know it is not something wrong with Liam and his healing, just more or less a failed attempt. But they will try to excubate him again in a day or two. He also started running a fever again, ugh! He is already on antibiotics, but hopefully the lab results will come back negative for any kind of infection.
Needless to say, today was a rough day. Unfortunately, I know that is usually how this process goes. I'm just praying and believing this is a little speed bump along the way and that God's healing will keep it's fervent plan going strong in our little Liam. He is a little warrior for sure!!