I went home tonight to see my eldest daughter in her school play. Then went out to eat with my family, then was headed back to the hospital, but my WONDERFUL husband convinced me to stay home and sleep in my OWN bed and let him go be with Annabelle at the hospital.
So, after giving strict instructions to call me with an update as soon as he got to the hospital, I took my girls home (except Gabby… who went to NC with Grandma, but that’s another story) and got settled in watching a movie with them.
Scott called, but not with the “she’s doing great” news I was expecting.
Evidently a half hour before he got there, she took a turn for the not-so-great. Her work of breathing increased, and her O2 sats were way too low (50’s and 60’s). Her blood gas, which is usually what goes bad, looked fine though.
They increased her vapotherm as high as it could go, but it didn’t help. They have put her on CPAP and have the ventilator in her room, already set up, ready to put her on it at a moments notice. They’ve also started her on yet another heart medicine, dopamine, which she hasn’t been on in… wow, not even sure she was on it after her second heart surgery so it was a LONG time a go.
Anyway, I’ve taken my kiddos (in their PJs) to my eldest sister’s house and am back at the hospital. So much for a night in my bed! But Annabelle is so much more important.
Please pray for her tonight, that she can stay OFF the ventilator, that her heart will start squeezing better (they think this is her problem, poor heart funciton) and that she can have a good night sleep and keep her sats up.
Prayer for my headache and my nerves is appreciated too, but so very much not nearly as important.