Sunday, May 23, 2010

Day 2

Today is day 2 of Amber being in the hospital, I had to really think about that it feels like we've been here for longer than that.
She spent the night on .2 oxygen (had been at .3) and seemed to do ok. She woke up this morning very congested. Seems like she is feeling worse today; she's very fussy, not really with it and had one bout of diarrhea. The ER Dr we saw last Sunday came in and confirmed that it did look like she was having a much harder time breathing than when she looked at her last Sunday. So now her oxygen up to between .2 and .3.
They added a water bottle type thing to her oxygen to make sure she doesn't get dried out. When they did this they didn't break the seal to the bottle so Amber was on room air for less than a minute. In that time her pulse ox numbers rapidly dropped down to the high 70's. That accident confirmed to them that she definitely can not be off oxygen at this point.
The plan is still to give her another round of antibiotics tonight (her 3rd) and to wean her off the oxygen. Based on how she acted today I'm not sure when they'll try to wean her off the oxygen again. They can't give us an exact day we'll be going home because it really all depends on how she does getting off the oxygen.
We're praying she gets better soon, we just want to see her smiling again!


  1. Praying for you guys & for Amber's doctors & nurses.

  2. Missing the smiles....she still is communicating very well with her eyes, though!! The nurse even commented on that. Hope the baby momma can get some sleep!

  3. Thank you so much for taking the time to update this. I feel so far away from you all...I guess that is because I am far away from you!! I wish I could be there. Praying today is a better day full of smiles and less oxygen needed and a spunkier Amber!!