>> Wednesday, July 1, 2009
We have hit another wall unfortunately with Kamryn. We have stayed pretty constant on ventilator settings for a few days now, but today her carbon dioxide has elevated. We want to see this in the 50's, ok with the 60's, and concerned with the 70's. Earlier today her CO2 was 76 and tonight her CO2 was 80. They raised the rate to 53 breaths per minute from 48. No other changes were made. They will take another blood gas at 4:00 in the morning to see where she is at. I am so concerned right now about the direction things are going that my stomach is completely knotted up. I am losing some confidence in a number of things and it may just be that I don't understand everything that is happening. I truly feel like I am about to explode right now. I will probably wear a hole in the carpet from the pacing I will be doing all night. Please pray for our little girl to get over this hump and get back into positive territory.