Saturday, January 8, 2011

Update - prayers needed.

Dear friends,

Madeline did better that night after I had left, and for the most part had a good evening and day. Madeline was doing well enough yesterday that Lisa got to hold her for a while today, see the attached picture. I had forgotten how blue Madeline can get, most of the time I don’t notice, but sometimes when you see a picture like this it can be a little scary.

For some reason, for the last 5 days or so Madeline’s oxygen needs have been much higher. Normally, she gets agitated from something (illness, tube placement, poopy diaper) and she needs more O’s until she gets calmer and then they can wean her back down to room air (20-21% oxygen). But for the last 5 days she has been hanging out between mid 40’s and 70% oxygen.

This morning Lisa called in to check on her and found out they had her on 100% oxygen, and her sats were still hanging out a little low. Lisa was off to the hospital in a flash and is now working with doctors to try and figure out what’s going on. We’re not sure if this a lung or heart issue or if this is another infection creeping back, or if it’s something they changed in her routine that’s causing this.

Please pray for Madeline especially today and tomorrow, that God will intervene and help her get better and that doctors and nurses would be granted the wisdom to know the right thing to do for Madeline. Pray for Lisa and I as we sort through the information and try to understand what is happening.

Shanker & Lisa.

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