Wednesday, June 2, 2010
A Rough Night
Last night about 3 am, I apparently woke up and told Rachel that something was wrong. I don't remember this, but she tells me I told her to call Shands. The nurses told us that Ginny was having a rough time. Her blood oxygen saturation levels (sats) had dropped and she needed to have her lungs suctioned. She is not a real big fan of that to say the least. So this morning she is stable, her sats are good, but they had to increase her oxygen level to 85% from 75%. We would really like that number to go in the other direction, but we are still ok for now. The doctors tell me that her oxygenation (receiving oxygen) is doing well, but she is not ventilating (removing carbon dioxide) as well as she should. Another issue is that Ginny keeps trying to breathe on her own, which they think may be working against the oscillator. This morning they are going to give her a paralytic medication that will stop her from trying to do stuff on her own and see if the ventilation issue gets better. The doctor also discussed some treatments in the research phase on some inhaled medications for this condition, but it has only been tried in about 4 or 5 other babies. Today will be a rough day for us. Ginny's a fighter, but she needs to help us fight for her. Thank you to everyone for all your prayers and support.
Posted by Jason Haeseler at 6:39 AM