Follow along on our family's journey with our newly adopted daughter from China. I advocate for children as a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem, representing abused and neglected children in court. I share my faith here and my desire for the care and justice of the abandoned and lonely in the world.
Christina, Matthew, Joshua and Katie Grace XiHua
Friday, March 30, 2012
STILL NEED YOU TO PRAY - BIG TIME
Sweetness free from the breathing tube this morning
Katie Grace Hua Hua was extubated this morning at 9:15. She did well for the first hour, but she was breathing VERY fast the whole time.
She was also not very awake, but somewhat awake.
She was dealing with a TON of very sticky goo that was in her throat that kept coming up into her mouth and also gagging her. A lot of it developed from the other day when she extubated herself and they had to reintubate and try many times irritating her throat. This incident also has caused her throat to swell. All that goo was rattling.
She also was taken off 3 drips over the past 12 hours. She was clearly dealing with some withdrawels, but wasn't awake enough to take the methadone by mouth to help come down.
Breathing very fast caused her heart rate to soar, which caused her pressure to rise.
Feeling sick from coming off meds and all that goo made her throw up a gallon of bile.
She started to really struggle and they all came running. She wasn't breathing well and pressure was bursting.
She was and is VERY weak.
They cleaned her up and changed her canulla to a higher dose of oxygen w/humidity. She has a little morphine for relief and she is stable.
THE HAVE TOLD ME THAT THEY ARE NOT SURE IF THE WILL OR WILL NOT HAVE TO REINTUBATE.
They will watch her for the next 12 hours and see how she recovers. She is really struggling and needs to gain strength!
I ASK THAT YOU PRAY!
But he was wounded for our transgressions he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5