Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Pray For Gwyneth
Gwyneth had a rough night last night. Beginning early evening, she began desating (O2 levels dropping), and it progressed as the evening went on. She is now ventilated again on the jet vent (which does all of the breathing for her). Xrays show that she has some fluid in her lungs, which could be either a sign of infection or just a sign that she is worn out from breathing on her own.
They've sent blood and urine cultures to look for infections and are giving her some antibiotics in case there is an infection. She is stable now, but slightly sedated to keep her from moving around. Her blood pressure and heart rate are both very good.
Neither Tricia or I slept well, as we received a few phone calls from the NICU nurse practitioner keeping us updated throughout the night.
As always, we are trusting that God is in control. Please, pray with us that she will not have an infection, but that either way, the doctors and nurses and RT's will find the source of the problem so that they will know how to best treat it.