Hi, this is my first post. I am over 1/2 way through my 3rd semester. Graduate in December.
I have a peds pt with mitochondrial disorder and I am stuck. He is non-verbal, nonmobile, and he has a cough that is nonproductive but is making him vomit when he starts to cough really hard. He aspirated and that is why he is in the hospital. He is also having feeding tube issues r/t the vomitting and is NPO because they do not want him to aspirate again.
I have risk for infection, activity intolerance and ineffective airway clearance. I need 1 more diagnosis and I'm stuck. I also only have 4 out of 8 interventions for ineffective airway clearance.
Some other diagnosis I had thought about but I'm not sure where to go are:
Fluid Volume Deficit (though this is a probably - he doesn't have this yet)
Risk for Injury (because he is not mobile and kids w/ mitochondrial disorder are prone to seizures and they have decreased muscle tone)
Alteration in Nutrition: Less than body requirements
I think I'm thinking too much.
But his medical diagnosis has me stumped. Honestly there isn't alot of specific information about it.
Thanks for any help!:heartbeat