Skyla Manawa Temaipi 13/10/07 - 13/6/08

Skyla Manawa Temaipi 13/10/07 - 13/6/08
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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Back In ICU again

12/4/08 Skyla had 3 episodes of desats this morning again. Lasting 20 to 40min each. ICU came in to review her but by the time they came in she was perfect again. (as usual) At 905pm she started to desat again. The Dr was called and she was given some chloral hydrate 30min into it to try to calm her down. Ihr later and still desating, the Dr went to ICU to let them know what was going on. By the time they came in it was 1 1/2hrs later and still going. She was working so hard, mottled and her lowest sats that i seen was 48%. She was wheezing too. They called for a mobile xray of her abdo and chest. They gave her a nebulizer through the mask. After the xray was taken and they went to remove the xray board from under her. As they lifted her up her sats dropped to 53% and had very little chest movement. She had had enough and was too exhausted. They thought she was ready to arrest at any moment. They started to bag her and get her straight to ICU. On the way to ICU her sats stayed in the 70s. They couldn't get them up. Once taken to ICU she was put straight on bubble cpap. It did take a while but they eventually got her sats back up in the 90s. She calmed down a bit and was beginning to settle down finally, but then her prongs in her nose from the cpap came out so she stared again. I think the lowest her sats went this time were 59%. They thought it best just to bag her to get her back up before putting her back on cpap. It took prob another 10 to 15min to get her back up and back on the bubble cpap. Her chest xray showed more patches on her right lung. (that is meant to be her good lung too) She then spiked a temp of 39. They think its another infection. they think its probably RSV .
13/4/08 Today Skyla is six months old. HAPPY 6MTHS BABY . She had a good night, they said when i came down this morning at 6am. Temperatures all night though, but otherwise she was pretty settled. Today she was ok. She started to gag a bit again and every now and then her sats would drop a bit. I think 80% was the lowest today. We would just have to give her a bit more oxygen, and then her sats would come up again. She is still working pretty hard, recession and a tug.. She has been sitting in the low 90s all day. Normal for her is the high 90s. She had cultures today but still waiting for the results and they will do a MPA in the morning to see if she has caught RSV or anything else.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Kristy,
Can't believe how many hurdles Skyla has faced...and how she just keeps overcoming them. She's an amazing baby. Skyla, happy six months - we're all thinking of you.
x Alex (George's mum)