Monday, December 24, 2007

We're up - Emily's doing well

Good - the site's back up and Emily is doing pretty well. She is on 30% oxygen and her BiPAP setting are 20/4 with a backup breathing rate of 24 breaths/min. This is good. We had to go up on her pressures a bit in order to decrease her oxygen, but she is looking good. She has some atalectisis in her right upper lungs, to be expected with RSV, so we are working it out with Q2 treatments, PRN cough assist, and The Vest every 4 hours. For the non-medical -- that's fancy talk for "we're very busy." Emily is getting aggressive respiratory treatments 12 times a day vs. three standard treatments/day when she is home and well.

We're not home yet, so there is still a lot of work to do here at the hospital to make sure plans aren't changed and folks are staying on top of Emily's care every second.

Thanks so much for your words of encouragement and prayers. Hopefully we will be home soon!

Peace <><

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