Friday, April 26, 2013

Kayli is in the PICU

Kayli was taken to the ER yesterday, for respiratory distress.  She was admitted to the PICU (pediatric intensive care unit).  She had a roller coaster of a day, but ended the day in a stable conditon.

Kayli had a good night, but then at about 5:30 this morning, after giving her a breathing treatment, she de sated. Kayli had to be bagged for 1/2 hour, with her sats staying down in the 70's (a person's typical oxygen sats are usually 96 to 100%). She is now on the vent, with CPAP settings and is doing better. She no longer has any air movement in her left lung. We are all not sure why she is responding so poorly to movement, breathing treatments, and oxygen, but we are pleased that she is maintaining her oxygen sats while on the vent/CPAP. Her chest Xray and blood gas are still looking good. We do not have answers, but are anxiously awaiting her blood and respiratory cultures. There is talk of her possibly having a mucus plug in her lungs, which is likely to happen because of the high air flow respiratory had her on. A mucus plug can absolutely cause the respiratory distress she is in. The CPAP can help her loosen it up, so she can cough it up. There has been talk of Uro sepsis and blood sepsis, but thoughts are that is unlikely (but not ruled out). So....Kayli is now unstably-stable. For now, I am cautiously optimistic that she can pull out of this. At one point, I made a sarcastically funny remark, and Kayli smirked! lol We all laughed with her, and she smiled a bigger smile. Everyone here is working well together, and doing their best to help Kayli. With God and Kayli's medical team, she is in good hands! Please pray for guidance, as the medical team continues to search for answers. Thank you for all your love, thoughts, prayers, and support! ♥

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