Thursday, June 14, 2018

Amazing Appointment!

Abby had a pulmonary appointment today, and it was awesome!

I shared all of the pulmonary data we collect each day, and showed her how her high respiratory rates are trending down.  Abby also did another Pulmonary Functioning Test.  For the first time in a year, she was actually able to do the entire test without getting too exhausted to finish!  Her lung volumes have increased to 30%, which is amazing!  (It's all relative, but 30>15!!) 

After discussing with her pulmonologist, we decided that we could cut the morning bipap time and also reduce the amount of saline nebs we do per day.  This gives us SO much more freedom and makes her respiratory treatments so much quicker!!

Our pulmonologist was just ecstatic about how much better Abby was doing!  We are so thankful!

The icing on the cake was that Abby's blood draw was super quick and on the first try.  We were in and out in 5 minutes! 

Side note:  A year ago today, Abby came home after her 3 week hospital stay with sepsis.  She was coming home because they had done the best they could, not because she was actually better.  Abby was on almost continuous bipap, getting nebs 4x a day, and had NO energy at all.  Coloring caused her to be out of breath.  Seriously.  So today's news is just that much more awesome!

God is good, ya'll. 

3 comments:

Dale Lantz said...

Praise the Lord! Continuing in prayer.

helenasc said...

I don't even know you guys (friend of Kirsten) and I'm so happy and emotional reading this. Praising God with you all.

Cousin Keith said...

Congrats cousin Abbey even tho I we never seen each other except in pics but I held your brother in my arms when he was about 1 years old