Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Post op day 1

We met with the PICU team this morning.  We've been writing this for a while, but there have been lots of doctors and staff in here. Abby's respiratory rate has been very high, so they switched her to bipap with some additional support. 

They are also treating her for sepsis.  At this point, it is in her blood stream and affecting her respiratory system.  They are watching her very closely and she will stay in the PICU for the foreseeable future.  They are also running lots of frequent labs.  We are waiting to meet with the infectious disease team.  Abby is awake, alert, and feisty.  When Matt took a monitor lead sticker off without warning her, she yelled, you took the darn sticker off!!"  So she's sick, but still sassy.  :). 

Our girl could really use your prayers.  I've often said we live "in the woods" and are never really out of it, but this is a scary time.  It is so easy to allow our minds to go to dark places, but we are fighting to stay positive and proactive.  We are thankful for every sassy thing that comes out of Abby's mouth right now!!

4 comments:

The Cinnamon Stick said...

Look up above those trees...the light is there shining thru - and we are sending many prayers up to that light. (many) Judy Doyle, (Raelyn's Grandmom)

Tdog said...

The kids and I just prayed for her. God bless. I will continue to keep her in our prayers.

Sherry Burcham said...

Abby and all of you are in our thoughts, praying for positive things to happen for Abby and her wonderful family!

Helena said...

Sending prayers! I'm so sorry that you're in this scary place. May you feel God's power sustaining you all. May Abby feel well really soon. Praying, praying!