Saturday, July 19, 2008

Update #2

Well, Jr and I are home for the evening after being with Lindsay all day in the PICU. Brings back memories of not too long ago in the PICU at U of M. I remember telling everyone that I couldn't get out of there soon enough. But that was when my baby was doing well. Right now, my feelings are that she can stay there as long as she needs in order to get better. Funny how those things change huh? Right now she is having trouble staying stable. So, in other words, she is not stable anymore but working towards getting that way. They are playing with a few things to get her stats up and then maybe in just a few days, we can get her off of the ventilator. She is doing all of the work herself but needs a little oxygen right now until her body recovers from going into shock. If I didn't mention last time, when we got to the ER last night, her body temp was only 84 degrees!! YIKES! Usually that is a sign of infection but the blood work done indicated no infection. PRAISE GOD!!!!!! That was because of the shock and has since stayed at around 98 degrees like where it should be. Pretty much the diagnosis is that she aspirated. What an awful thing for a baby to go through just from aspirating but heart babies tend to do that but it just can unfortunately be a life or death situation. We were definitely closer to the later of the two when we got to the hospital. Please pray tonight that Lindsay can adjust to the meds and get off of the ventilator as soon as she can.
Thanks Steve and Tina for coming to visit tonight. That meant a lot to us and please know that we love you both very much!
Good night and Heart hugs and love to everyone. Talk again tomorrow-
Love, Suzie

8 comments:

Uncle Dan said...

We love you guys and are thinking of you constantly. THanks to everyone for your supposrt and helping out. Lindsay is in our prayers!

Love,
Uncle Dan, Brae, and Cam

The Butcher Family said...

Thanks for the update, Suzie. Lindsay remains in our prayers...for her to stabilize and begin the process of weaning her off the vent soon. Praise God there is no infection! Hope you got some much needed rest and can spend the day with your little babydoll today.
Heart hugs to you, friend~ Rebecca

Tina said...

Good Morning ,

We hope Lindsay had a restful night and maybe you can see her beautiful eyes today. You all are so special to us and we are praying for Lindsay's quick recovery to this set back. We are here if you need anything and keep up the positive energy.

Love ya,

Steve and Tina

Anonymous said...

You all are very much in our thoughts and prayers. I can't tell you how much this blog is appreciated to keep abreast of what is going on. I am amazed at both of you thinking of everyone's concerns for information in this very stressful time. Love and prayers. Nancy and Steve

jeandavee said...

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We hope Lindsay is stabilized and feeling better soon.

The Eldred family

Anonymous said...

Hang in there. She is a strong baby with an even stronger family. You are all in our thoughts.

Love Always,
Amanda, Ryan, Sonora, Maizy, and Owen

Shannon Poortenga said...

HI guys - we are praying hard for you and love you all, a lot. Such a blessing that there's no infection. Keep your faith strong and take care of yourselves - we are all here for you. Hugs.

Shannon and Brian

AUNT REBECCA said...

DEAR LINDSAY,

HAPPY YOU'RE DOING SO WELL. SORRY GRANDPA BILL ISN'T READY TO GO HOME YET. REMEMBER THAT YOU'RE IN OUR PRAYERS!

WE LOVE YOU AND HOPE TO MEET YOU SOON!

HEALTHY HEART HUGS,

AUNT REBECCA AND
CUZZINS BRAEDEN & CAMDEN