Today's struggle has been with Gwen's blood oxygen saturation. For most people it's around 95% or higher, Gwen has been around 70%. At times today it dropped down to 50%, the first time it caused a mad scramble. The doctors can see in her morning x-ray that part of her lung is collapses, that can be treated with Chest PT or putting her back on the vent. I actually got to do the Chest PT for a while, which felt good to be part of her treatment.
It could also be influenced by the amount of fluid in her body. She gained a lot of fluids in the surgery, and have slowly being loosing them. They can add pressure on her lungs. She is now on a stronger diarrhetic.
We came in after dinner and she's up to 85%. Perhaps her lung has expanded? We'll find out when they see her morning x-ray.
Also, she's crying! I'm sure most parents one week after having a baby would rather not hear more crying, but while she was on the vent she didn't make any noise. It makes her more real to me.
Pray that her O₂ stats go up.
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