Actually, it HAS been a good day until this evening!
Girls did their chores without TOO much complaining. Mommy got a few things done and was able to ahead of my normal schedule so I could relax more tonight.
I checked Annabelle’s SAT’s about 2 hours ago. 90. Good.
But then she started to get cranky… and sleepy, when she’d just woken up from her nap. I let her sleep in my arms for a bit, but then put her in her chair and did her breathing treatment and check her O2 sat again.
I tried it on every limb of her body, 83 was the highest I could find but it too went back to high 70’s quickly.
I turned it up to 3/4 of a liter (we were between that and a half) and no difference at all.
I unplugged her canula… and low and behold, she dipped a whole 2% from 77 to 75. Yeah, that oxygen is doing her a TON of good. (Can you tell how pleased I am???)
So I hooked her up to a tank at 1/2 of a liter… and immediately back to mid-90’s.
Gonna leave her like that for a while, and toying with the idea of leaving her hooked up to her emergency big tank (for if we have power outage) tomorrow and Monday (should last… and if not we have about 12 small ones too…) and then making them come out and figure out what the heck is wrong on Tuesday.
I don’t love that she’s on oxygen. But I DO need her equipment to work right! And I KNOW the concentrator operates on a lesser O2 % than the tank so we might have to be on a little more oxygen when on it… but not DOUBLE!
Okay, done ranting. I’m just frustrated tonight.
Am upping my prayers that she can take good breathes on her OWN so we don’t have to mess with silly oxygen tanks/concentrators!!! Still no clue as to why she’s having oxygen issues… guess her lungs still just need some recovering to do. We have an appt with the pulmonologist this week on top of our other appointments, so I’ll be curious what they say.
Thanks for letting me vent. 🙂