Wednesday, July 27, 2011
A little scare
So this evening as I was getting Ella ready for bed I hooked her up to her heart monitor just to make sure all was well before sending her off to bed. What we saw when we finally got a reading was unsettling to say the least. Her oxygen should be around 85-95, in the last week or so it has been around 80, as long as it stays above 75 she doesn't have to be on oxygen. Also her resting heart rate should be around 120. When we hooked her up this evening her oxygen was down at 68-73 and her resting heart rate was 163!!! This is not good. I called the cardiologist on call and we agreed that despite the obvious danger in taking her to the ER with all the germs that would be there, if her heart rate didn't come down in 30 min. It would be absolutely necessary to take her in. So we hooked her up again and her oxygen had come up to around 78-80 and her heart rate had come down to around 150. So still high but low enough we felt like we should just keep her home and have her seen in the morning. The cardiologist explained that even though their is clearly something that's causing a problem it may be an easy fix. He said this could all be stemming from her "viral" infection. Which is so small it can't even be for sure diagnosed as a "viral" infection. This is the stark reality of how IMPORTANT it is that we keep Ella healthy! A tiny bit of clear snot from time to time and she is nearly put in the hospital!!! However this could also possibly be an actual heart issue, we are praying that this is not the case. We are seeing the cardiology tomorrow and we will have labs, echo-cardiogram, ekg, etc. all the usual run through, that being said please pray for Ella's anxiety level tomorrow as this will be the third time to go to the doctor in a week and it is EXTREMELY difficult for her. She has severe anxiety at doctor's due to all she has endured, it is very hard for us to watch her shake in fear so much. On a good note, after Ella fell asleep we checked her again and she was sating so great! Her oxygen was 90-95 and her heart rate had dropped to 120! This is higher then it has been in a really long time, so we aren't sure what to think, but we are happy! This heart rate is still a little high for her sleeping heart rate because that is usually around 105 but we will take it for sure!! Praying for peace and wisdom and hoping to get some much NEEDED answers tomorrow as well! Thank you prayer worriers for lifting us up to the Father when we are weak!
Also I thought I would post a pic of Ella's newest trick! Standing all by herself for several seconds at a time!
Posted by Amy at 11:05 PM