Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A LITTLE UNDER THE WEATHER!

Kaidence has been very tired lately and I didn't think she looked very good skin color wise, so on Monday I called the cardiology transplant team. We were a little worried because she suddenly became tired, wouldn't eat, started coughing .... They told me to take her into the pediatrician. I did and whenever she would start coughing she would turn blue and her O2 sats would drop. For those of you that have the O2 at home. When you are done don't get rid of everything. Keep around some tubing or something to (as they say in the PICU) "ward off the evil spirits." Two days before Kaidence needed the O2 again I gave all of her left over supplies to a neighbor. So don't jinx yourselves. We had home health bring back out our big oxygen concentrator and sats monitor. I am glad that we had the oxygen because her alarm was set to go off at 83 and her sats were 57 (NOT good). I woke her up and they bumped up but then we put O2 on her for the rest of the night. We have and echo scheduled for tomorrow and some interviews and filming up at the hospital for the little documentary thing that the American Heart Association is doing on Kaidence next month. Other than that things are about the same. We are slowly working on Kaidence's feeds but seem to have taken a few steps back ever since her last hospital stay 2 weeks ago. Today I awoke to her coughing and then in turn puking. It seems that her nose is runny again and that her cough is back (she did not have it yesterday) but hopefully her energy level will start increasing. Hope everyone is enjoying the crazy weather of spring and that we can all get our houses cleaned today while the weather is blah so that we can go our and play when the weather is AHHHHHHHH! Have a great day and thank you for all of your prayers. They have brought peace into my heart.

5 comments:

Jenn said...

Thanks for the updates. We think of you guys constantly and miss you all a lot. We will be in Utah on the 10th -12th of May. We hope to see you sometime then. Have a great day.

Seth said...

Hi, Shauntelle. I'm finally doing better at blogging and adding links to our blog. I hope you don't mind that we are adding you to our heart buddy list. I've been thinking of you and following you since October when Charlie and Kaidence were next to each other.
I trully hope you guys get to stay home for a long while.
Shannon Hossfield
charleshossfield.blogspot.com

Crystal said...

Shauntelle, I saw you at clinic yesterday but never got a chance to say hello. I am so sorry Kaidence is having O2 issues.

I was just talking with our insurance case worker yesterday to ask how long we had approval for our O2 since Noah always seems to need it again when he gets sick. It's just too much trouble to have to order it again. So we have it on hand, just in case, like you said.

I sure hope little K starts feeling better soon. I sure would love to get together some time and share stories and let Kaidence and Noah get to know each other.

Many prayers and best wishes!!
~Crystal

summer said...

WE HOPE KAIDENCE IS FEELING BETTER! MASON AND ALL MY OTHER KIDS SEND XOXOXOXO. HOPE YOU ARE DOING GOOD TOO SHAUNTELLE! WE WILL BE AT PMCM AT 3PM ON MONDAY FOR CLINIC. CALL ME IF YOU WILL BE THERE. SUMMER AND FAMILY

Debbie said...

I hope that things start to turn around for you guys. I just admire you and Mike so much for the way you handle things. Your strength is a great testimony for all of us. I hope that her O2 levels come back up to where they need to be. It won't be long and McCaden and Camden will be out of school for the summer. I just hope we can have a taste of spring before the heat hits us. Take care we love you, and you are always in our thoughts and prayers. Aunt, Deb