Saturday, January 31, 2009

In the hospital

Hi, everyone, We're getting all settled into our Peds ICU room in St. Vincent's Children's Hospital in Indy. Maddy wasn't keeping her oxygen saturation up high enough, so we're keeping a closer eye on her here.

Her breathing is rather rapid and she's "retracting" with every breath, meaning she's pulling hard. But we're down from 2 liters of O2 to 1.5, and she's SATing perfectly with that. Her ABGs came back great. She's starting to look much more pink. She's very grouchy, though, because she's getting no food until tomorrow. They want to keep her stomach relatively empty tonight just in case they need to put her on the respirator.

I have no idea how long we'll be here, but I have a brand new Grisham book that Glen got me for my birthday, and can't forget the accounting textbook. So I'm good... :)

I'll update more tomorrow....er...later today!
Pam

3 comments:

Donnie and Donna said...

Be praying that she'll have a calm night. I know how it is to have no food...lol Makes me very irritated...hehe Keep your chin up. Your doing a great job with her. God Bless you all.

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you. I do not know you, but heard about you from Lisa, who lives in Pennsylvania. I have been following Maddy's story from birth, as well as Giana's, whom you mentioned in your blog. I pray for you both daily.
Keep looking up and He will always be faithful to be right there for you.
Love and prayers,
Jodie Crooks from Louisiana

Shaun said...

So sorry that Maddy is in the hospital! Trust that she recovers quickly!