Friday, March 13, 2009

Scary morning.

The nurse called about 1:30 and said Olivia was having trouble keeping her pressures up, so they wanted to put in an arterial line and start a few new medications to help her out. When I got here, she was doing great. Resting comfortably. Just before 7:00 this morning, her heart rate shot up to 200 and her heart rhythm became irregular. Within minutes her pressures bottomed out and they started CPR. I can honestly say it was the scariest moment I've had as a parent. They started compressions to get her heart back in rhythm and a new medication to "take over" for the compressions. Her heart never stopped, it just couldn't keep up. Right before this, she spiked a fever of 104.6. No one has been able to determine what is causing the fever. She is on two antibiotics, so bases are covered there. We'll just have to wait and see. Please pray big. Pray for a stable, calm day for her. Please pray for an answer to these fevers she has been experiencing. Zac was here within record time and our pastor wasn't far behind.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

We are all praying and thinking of you. Hang in there and we will keep our prayers coming your directon.

Lynnette, Kathy, Jean, Dana, Ed, Amber, and all the rest of the MJSHS gang....

Dana said...

Livvy Lou is a fighter. Praying hard for her and your family.

Dana (PICU)

Ellen Davis said...

We're praying for you guys out East, Julie. Hang in there, all of you!

--Ellen & Chad

Crystal Montgomery said...

My jaw hit the floor with this post. We are praying oh so hard today.

Warner said...

Julie,

We are praying for Olivia and for your family. God will take care of you guys. Keep your positive attitude and we'll keep praying for you.

Jami

Anonymous said...

We are all praying big for a stable day and some answers for the fever.
Laura S

Anonymous said...

Strong prayers are coming your way Julie! Keep your faith, your prayers will be answered. Take care- Kara

Anonymous said...

Olivia and all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Heather, John, Toby & Taylor

Anonymous said...

Olivia is such a medical wonder, stay
strong and faithful. we will pray for
your strength and olivias to get through this. May angels sing and dance around the Olivia Chatterton Family.

Uncle Bob & Aunt Karen

Peoria Peepers said...

I just heard about this from your sister! So many prayers are being sent to all of you!

Judy said...

I was up with McKenna around 3am and could not stop thinking about you guys! Now I know why! Please, please keep us posted! We are praying continually and we've got a lot of other people praying too! This verse has been on my heart all day for you guys. It's kind-of been my heart's cry to God on your behalf!
Psalm 61:1 "Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.
From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I."

WE LOVE YOU LIVVY LOU!

Anonymous said...

I was sent to PIC last night at 11, so I had no idea this had occurred. You are all constantly in my thoughts and prayers. Hold on to each other and keep strong for Livvy. She's the strongest little fighter I know, she'll pull through. Hopes for answers today to provide an explaination to what's going on.

Erika, RN

Leesa Palmer said...

Hang in there! Olivia is a fighter. Sending constant prayers.

Anonymous said...

Sure saying frequent prayers for Olivia and for Julie. --Bee H.

Heidi said...

Praying for healing, answers, and strength for you as parents! I remember clearly those touch and go moments we had with my brother (he also has Down's) and I was only 7 yrs old. I can't imagine the emotions as a parent!

The Shaull's (friends of Judy's)