Thursday, May 1, 2008
200 days in hospital and intubated again
30/4/08 Today is Skyla is 200 days old, thats 200 and all in hospital. This morning a 6am Skyla started another one of her episodes. It lasted quite a while. She was blue and mottled. Sats in the 50s. She was on 100% oxygen, they bagged her but they couldnt get her up past 75%. That was it, it was time to reintubate her. I was a mess as i knew that this means Skyla will now have to have a trachy. But if its the only way for my daughter to get better, its what we have to do. They Drs rang the ENT people to see when she can have her trachy. They have booked us in for tomorrow. We dont have a time yet as they are squeezing her in. Our Dr told us that he expects Skyla to be on the ventilator for atleast 6mths, probably in hospital 1 to 2yrs they reckon. I was in shock when he said that. I couldnt believe it. But if we want her home thats what we have to do.