Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Day 6: "Suprised but not unexpected"

That is what the doctor told me this morning about Liviana's current condition. He said he was surprised she was having as much difficult as she is given how stellar she was doing before surgery but it is not unexpected for post-op, he just did not expect it with her.

She had a rough moment in the middle of the night and they seem to find she will get agitated and her sats drop and they have had to help her recover by increasing her vent, and one time bagging her.

They have given her blood, not a complete transfusion but still some assistance. They are hoping the increase in red blood cells will help her carry the oxygen through her system. Her blood gases remain okay to good and she has no sign of acidosis and has quite a buffer before they would be concerned about it.

I talked to the doctor for a while but I am drawing a blank currently on the rest of our conversations about Liviana. We are not in a danger zone and he says the next 24-48 hours will be important.

I am so frightened for my little Liviana....

16 comments:

Carrie said...

I'm thinking of all of you,Amy.

Mommy Dearest said...

Hugs and prayers for you, Amy.

kara said...

Checking in to see how your little fighter is doing. Not as good as you hoped, but better than you expected at times, it would seem. But Amy, how are YOU doing?

Cadenne Hope's Grandma said...

I am praying for Liviana. With Cadenne Hope's journey, we have had to really learn to not fear but to trust God. So I am also praying for peace for you and Brad!

Cadenne Hope's Grandma said...

Hi, Amy! I just spoke with Tricia who is at the hospital with Cadenne Hope. I told her about the latest blog post, and she asked me to tell you that if you have questions or need to talk you can either e-mail her at kariabi@earthlink.net or you can call her on her cell at 949-394-6894. You guys are in all of our prayers!

Shash said...

Oh Amy!!!! I'm praying hard while tears are falling.

Cindy said...

I am praying for all of you!

Anonymous said...

I continue to lift you all in prayer. YOu could also e-mail clearly random and get some words of wisdom--He did lots of research and stuff while waiting for Sabrina. remember--out of the darkness comes light. Sounds like she is in a good place(md/hospital) so put your trust in God and the guys at the hospital.

Sabrina's gma

Bianca said...

I am keeping you all in my thoughts. Wishing for the best outcome. Hang in there, Livi.

Sebastian said...

Just letting you know that you and Liviana and you family and the Dr.s etc are all in my prayers.

-Sebastian (from BIN group)

Whitney said...

i have been watching you blog and checking on liviana. i too am suprised of the bump in the road, theses cdh babies are fighter i tell you and cdh is such a rollercoaster ride. take one step and one moment at a time... i will conitnue to keep you and your family in my prayers.

Ashley (asaffell) said...

Amy, I'm praying every day for your little one. I have faith that she'll make it through. Take care of yourself - get rest and stay positive.

Mommy Dearest said...

Amy, still thinking of you and praying for you.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you. Know exactly what your going through. We are still going through it. This is my daughters site. http://skylacdhbaby.blogspot.com

Kristy

Fer said...

My prayers are with you

Lacy said...

Amy, we are all pulling for little Liviana. She is so small, but so strong. She's a fighter, mama! Hang in there.