Usually when Faith is hospitalized she is at her worst during the admit phase. This go around was completely different. Faith was sick when we brought her to the hospital but she really went down hill in the days that followed. For the past three days she has been lethargic and really working to breathe. Nights have been very rough around here. Last night she was on 70 percent oxygen, heart rate in the 180's (and this was when she was "sleeping") with very high respirations. Needless to say she was placed on a ventilator for the first time since last June.
The morning started out rough, but once her settings were adjusted she began "perking up a bit." by this I mean she smiled for the first time since Thursday and will tolerate sitting up for a few minutes. Her color has improved slightly, although she still has an overall dusky tone.
The plan is to keep her comfortable and vented for the next 24 hours and then begin weening.
Thank you for your continued prayer and support.
Jen & CO.