Monday, May 5, 2008

This really isn't funny anymore.

This is getting really old.
Olivia is back in the hospital. She has been having really bad bloody noses since we got home last week due to the increase in oxygen. It's just drying out her nasal passages. Yesterday she woke up a little bit congested. I'm not able to suction her nose because it sparks another nose bleed. Anyway, she started working harder to breathe as the day went on, but her oxygen saturations were good, no temp, still fairly happy - just too stuffy to breathe. During the early afternoon, she decided she didn't want to eat. We went mushroom hunting at Grandma and Grandpa's (Olivia stayed in with Grandma). By the time we got home around 7:00, she had a fever of 103.9, started vomiting, and just looked plain nasty.
Needless to say, I took her on over to the ER in Macomb and she took her 5th flight (3rd in the last month and a half) on over to the PICU in Peoria.
So here we are. She actually had a really good night. They immediately put her on the high flow oxygen. Her heart rate went down, her sats went up, her respiratory rate went down, and she looks wonderful. They have already been able to wean her oxygen down to 4 liters at 60%, so hopefully she will be able to try to eat today. Her lungs looked pretty nasty on the x-ray, so she is getting breathing treatments and other respiratory therapy. Otherwise, she really does look like she's feeling okay. We'll see what the day brings.


Judy said...

Oh I'm so sorry that you're back at the hospital. I can only imagine how tired you must be of this. I know it puts such strain on everyone in your family. I'm wishing I (we) could help in some way, but I guess the best thing to do is pray that this doesn't turn into a long visit.
"Those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles. They will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary."
Isaiah 40:31

Hang in there!!!

threekidchaos said...

Do you know all the pilots & crew by name now? I think you've got to be close to your free flight.

We'll be praying this is a short stay. Let me know if we can help somehow.