Saturday, March 31, 2012


After having to keep Shelby on 6L of O2 more and more (7 continuous hours yesterday), Scott and I made the decision to bring her in to Children's to be admitted.  AMAZINGLY her sats were great today!  We still brought her in but were amazed at how stable she was.  In fact, they thought they were going to have to admit her to the PICU, but the doctor from there came down to take a look at her and said "No way."  6W was a little hesitant to take her, but luckily they are very familiar with her so they did.  Amazingly (yes, I am going to continue to use that word) she is satting well on only 4L here!!!!  What?!?!  We are going to call our home health care company first thing Monday morning and have them come check the new equipment they brought out last week.  We just have a feeling that maybe she was getting air, but not enough O2.  There is nothing else to explain this "improvement."  We are staying inpatient, though.  My nerves are pretty frayed from so much desatting and O2 monitor watching last week and the length (almost 7 months) of this "haul" that this should help give Shelby "new" walls to look at (not really; its the same room she had before!), new faces to see everyday and me a little break from being "Nurse Mom."  Hopefully on Monday UNOS will approve her 40 and then we continue to wait for a liver, but let's hope/pray/cross our fingers it won't be long at all.

1 comment:

Ann said...

I have been thinking of you guys all day today. Hope you are getting a little break by being at Children's. Continuing to pray for higher UNOS and a liver to come to her soon. Love to all of you.