Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Yikes!


Once again we got a picture of Faith "untubed" when they were changing her mask. Her nares are stretched out because of the prongs from the CPAP tubes.
Faith gave us a little scare this afternoon. Her heart rate and oxygen saturation levels plummeted. She was choking on her own spit. Fortunately the respiratory therapist was close by and quickly suctioned her. Because she was on the vent she has a lot of secretions. Her airways are very swollen, thus she has a lot of "junk" in there. This is evident when Faith breathes very heavy (you can hear her struggle to breathe like someone running up a mountain). Please pray that the swelling will go down. We are pretty worried now- but know deep down that God has great plans for this girl. She is truly teaching us to have ultimate Faith!
Brian and Jen :)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

God has HUGE plans for Faith! When the swelling goes down, she will be able to breathe. I pray God gives you a sense of peace to KNOW HE is in control and HE will heal her! Wait upon the Lord, for HE knows the plans He has for her!

We love you and I will check in tomorrow. PLEASE keep us informed..call ANYTIME day or night!
You keep talking to that sweet Faith and she will KNOW she needs to get better to be with her wonderful loving parents and of course she needs to meet her " siblings at home" ;)
Aunt Susan and Uncle Mike
xo xo xoxo

Paula said...

Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory, for ever.

AMEN.

Anonymous said...

I love this picture. What a beautiful little girl! Breathe girl, Breathe!!
Love you guys!
Jamie