Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday update

Here's what we know today.

HEART- Her heart functionality is great per the echo. However, they think Caydence may have a collateral vein issue with her heart. What that means is Caydence's body has created new veins to the lungs, which is causing her stat issue. Her stats are supposed to be in the 80's, which they are when she is sleeping, which is consistent with collateral issues. However, when Caydence is awake, her stats are all over the place, as low as even the 40's. That is bad because when they are that low, that means she is not getting enough oxygen to places, including her brain. You and I breathe at about 100. Yesterday we tested Joe and he was 99. So you can see why 40's are troubling.  Caydence was originally supposed to have her cath on March 11th. It is highly possible that may be moved up to this week to see exactly what is going on. Depending on how that goes, it is possible the surgery would get moved up. Or it is possible that they may be able to fix the collateral issue during the cath. Wait and see.

STOMACH- Her stomach is still hurting her. They are going to give her milk of magnesia to try to get her to poop more. They don't think she is going enough to clean her out. She has only gone one time and that was yesterday. She vomited once yesterday but so far nothing today.

IV- She is not on an iv anymore because we can get her to drink/eat/pee pee. Big plus. One less machine to be hooked up to.

So what does that all mean?

Well, Caydence isn't going anywhere today. I am hoping after she poops she will feel better in her stomach, and that perhaps we can do the cath tomorrow or Tuesday and get the heart issue figured out. Whether that means they can fix the heart issue during the cath or move the surgery up, at least we would know.

More to come. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. Our family is loved by so many and we appreciate it!

Below is a sweet picture of my dad and Caydence reading books.

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