Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Kirby has had several really good days. The sedation meds were taken off Monday night and yesterday Kirby was awake all day. She was alert and comfortable. Today, as the day went on, Kirby's breathing seemed to get progressively more labored and she was very sleepy and difficult to wake up. This progressed to a point that the drs. needed to do more to look into what was going on. After several breathing treatments and some therapy, they decided to place the vent back in. Her co2 levels were really high due to ineffective breaths and causing her to be very sleepy and her breathing to be dificult. They are looking at her valve to see if it opening effectively under fluoroscopy as I type. They had to turn her blood thinner off yesterday in order to pull some lines, and they are concerned that a clot could have formed in the valve during that time. If this is the case, they will give some meds to help desolve the clot. This can be the cause of some of her complications today with breathing. Continue to pray for complete and total healing of Kirby's body. My God is able!