Friday, November 28, 2014
It's been a terrible afternoon
Abby's ok now, but has been intubated again and put back on heavy sedation. Her breathing has been getting progressively worse throughout the day, resulting in the cardiologist recommending they put her on cpap instead of the high flow respiratory support. They think one of her lungs may have collapsed, and when they started the cpap her heart rate plummeted. They called a code and I was ushered out of the room as at least a dozen others ran in. They had to administer epinephrine and do chest compressions, but they got her heart rate back. Though she was able to breathe, she wasn't doing so very well, and they decided to re-intubate her. Her numbers are looking good now, but we are very rattled.