Sunday, March 11, 2012
Finally a day that was warm enough to take Avery out without having to cover her trach. I didn't realize how much I was missing the warm weather too. We barbecued and the kids played on the trampoline. It was a great day.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Good news is no hospital stay. A trach culture was done, we will get results within 48 hours. Honestly she seems happy and doing good. They are having me up her atrovent inhaler to 4 times a day and percussion(beating on her sides and back to loosen up mucus) until we get some results back. If her sats drop below 90 and stay down for a period of time then I need to take her to the ER. I am hoping for a restful night.
Up all night with Avery. Her pulsox was alarming. She was desating into the 80's. This is caused from lack of oxygen. So I suctioned her to make sure her trach was cleared, this didn't help. I changed her trach in case she had a plug, but that didn't help. After 3 hours of hearing the alarm go off every 5-10 minutes, I called the doctor. They said if it continued to call in the morning. So I am now on my way to the hospital. I have a feeling she has a respiratory infection. I'm hoping she doesn't but if she does I pray it can be treated at home and not in the hospital.