Friday, November 25, 2011

O2 all the time :-(

Tuesday we had a heck of a time keeping Shelby's oxygen levels up.  They were in the low 80's to high 70's range with just a tad bit of movement.  We kept having her sit when her lips turned purple and her hands turned dusky only to have her sats go up to 88-90%, then immediately fall again when she started moving.  I called this info into Chicago the next morning and the pulmonologist ordered her to be on 2 liters of continuous oxygen and upping it to 5 liters (if needed) if her sats fell below 88%.  We found out after a few minutes of her being on the O2 and then checking her sats that 2 liters was NOT enough to keep her above 88%.  Since then she's mostly been on 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 liters.  :-(  Monday her doctor will be writing another letter to UNOS asking for more exception points in light of Shelby getting sicker so quickly.  Prayers, please, for a "new" liver soon.  As much as I love the comforts of home, I'd rather be sleeping in an uncomfortable hospital chair if it meant my daughter having a chance to be healthy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OK, this has got to be the tipping point. Surely.

Thinking of you guys right now, and remembering how hard this time was on us. Here's to holding one another throughout the entire hard time.