Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Change of Plans

Our going home today was not meant to be. Blair had a rough night with us last night, and we were glad to be able to call Stephanie and Mark, the nurse and respiratory therapist on duty. She got wheezy, and when a tummy ache from new vitamins made her mad, it got worse. I was able to calm her down, and the breathing treatments we gave her helped, but she is working a little to breathe still. They ended up doing a chest x-ray to see what was going on. It turns out that it was not the best idea to stop the breathing treatments earlier this week. She went back on a 6 hour schedule on Monday, but the two days she didn't have them regularly allowed her lungs to get clogged up in places. They are going to give her a burst of steroids and stop the multivitamin for now. We should see vast improvement in the next day or so. Monday will be the earliest we think about going home again. The whole thing is disappointing but not too upsetting, because now I feel more prepared to deal with a situation if something like this were to happen at home. The doctor said this type thing, unlikely still, would be the worst we would see. Until now, she had not had an episode like this is probably three weeks. Still, during the whole thing her oxygen saturation dropped but wasn't terrible. We're thankful for the learning experience and look forward to next week to see what God has planned for us.

It is a blessing too that my mom more available next week, since she's been with my brother this week. He is doing better and may get to go home today or tomorrow. Thank you for your continued prayers for all of us.

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