Saturday, March 14, 2009

Mary takes a little turn for the worse

Well, we thought Mary was on the road to recovery, and hopefully she still is, but tonight when we put her to bed she started desatting into the 80's. I listened to her lungs and I could hear all sorts of junk rumbling around in there. So we called a respiratory therapist and she said yeah, she definitely has something in there. She deep-suctioned her lung and got a bunch of loose secretions out. They were not as thick as a few days ago, so that is good. But there was a lot in there, so that is a little scary. After a few more suctions, and some turning, and about an hour we finally got her settled back down and she went to sleep, but she isn't resting like she had been. She has a lot of gas in her tummy, her sats are 1-2% lower and her heart rate is 20-25 bpm higher than last night.

So we will keep watching her and keep doing the treatments every 3 hours. Its going to be a long night. . . .

7 comments:

Sara Brown said...

(((((((((((HUGS)))))))))) to all of you. I'm so sorry Mary is struggling right now! =0(

Samantha said...

I hope she is doing better now... Praying for Mary, praying for you all.

Jan said...

You are all constantly in my thoughts and I am praying that Mary gets better soon.

Love, Jan

Marilynn Ortega said...

I hope Mary is doing much better now! Praying for her and your entire family.

jenandbrad said...

Hey guys... just checking in... been thinking about you a lot this week, and hoping you're spending all your time getting Mary better and home!

Jan said...

Thinking of you all and hoping that Mary is on the road to recovery. As always you are in our thoughts & prayers.

Jessica Brito said...

We are praying for you and Mary...I'm sure this is a tough time, but I pray that God will give you all the strength to pull through. Love you guys!