The Peanut Gallery

Monday, May 11, 2009

Quick Update

Monday, May 11, 2009
So I just got home after another long shift at the hospital - 37 hours and still going (God I need to sleep). Kennedy had a really rough night and day today. She has been struggling to breath since last night at 2:45 a.m. Unfortunately we had to intubate her this morning. Following intubation, she really struggled to maintain her sats and her FIO2 levels were 100% - meaning that if Kennedy were to get into any more respiratory trouble we would not be able to give her any more oxygen because she was already maxed out at 100%. In addition, she developed a fever at 3:00 p.m. Her right lung is starting to clear up, however, her left lung is starting to look a little cloudy. Her PICC line went bad after the first day - of course and then they tried to place another PICC line and were not successful. As I arrived home, I received a call from the attendee requesting authorization for a central line which will either be place in her chest or her groin.

Well I am going to get in the shower and back to the hospital I go. Thanks for all your texts, calls, and e-mails!!!


Jennifer said...

Stephanie- I am praying for you and Kennedy. Please, try to get some sleep so you don't collapse and get put in the hospital yourself! I know, I know, us mommies think of ourselves last. Can they put a bed in Kennedy's room for you?

I pray that her left lung will clear quickly and her fever goes down so she can breath easier.

Bod bless!!!

mandy said...

From your cousins in Salt Lake Michael&(Mandy), Matt&(Jaime) We are all thinking of you! Sweet little Kennedy is always in our thoughts and prayers!