Alright here's the update; The night of the last post Faith had another episode. We took her in and she had another episode at the hospital. They admitted her to the PICU and she had a Bronch- the bronch showed that there is a mucus plug trapped in her lungs. This was unrelated to her episode of being disconnected from the vent, but did relate to a problem we had that day. The heater that delivers humidity to Faith's trach was not working properly, therefor she was drying out. This caused a plug. So basically Faith's problems were related to human and mechanical error. How ironic that this would happen to us. And of course when this is happening our dog Buffalo has to have emergency surgery (yes it is about our 10th vet visit in the last 2 weeks). Anyways Faith is so fragile that the smallest slip up can threaten her life. Faith is still having a difficult time breathing and has been upgraded to a more powerful ventilator. So that's where things stand now. We are hoping Faith will stay in the intensive care for a while because most of the time she receives 1:1 care. Thank you all for your support and prayers. I am sure a lot for you are tired of hearing about all of this drama- sometimes it feels like a broken record......it's crazy how Faith has born in winter...spring and summer has passed and suddenly there is that chill the in air again that tells us we've been doing this for all too long.
Well thanks again,
Brian and Jen