Sunday, June 20, 2010
O Fathers Day
Brielle is not having a good day. I guess we all are not so far. Dr. Katie was in this morning and said last night was "scary" because they couldnt get her intubated properly and get her oxygen down. She was in the 100% and they want her 40% or lower. She is now on an Oscillator (excuse my spelling thru this blog) which gives her 600 beats per minute. This breathing machine is gentler on her lungs they told us. It shakes her alittle and does the breathing for her. They gave her a sedative so she doesnt breathe or move. They do not want her to breath on her own, they want the machine to do it for her. She looks so lifeless its hard to see her like that! We are used to seeing her pushing nurses away and flailing her arms about. She has pneumonia and an infection which they are trying to fight right now. She got morphine this morning. They are not going to feed her today except for the IV fluids and will hopefully resume tomorrow. They are going to try another line, I cringe when I hear that after the last episode with that. Please send out your thoughts and prayers extra today. Brielle needs to get stronger and fight this battle she is faced with!