Tuesday, February 23, 2010

don't get too comfortable, mom!

Oh friends, we're back!

I was missing this broken recliner so much that Evie decided to re-admit herself to the hospital... and after a mere 30 seconds on the peds floor, she stopped breathing long enough to get us back into the PICU.

Details... we called the pediatrician Sunday because Evie was so restless from what we thought was narcotics withdrawl so they perscribed us some Ativan... after giving it once last night she set off her apnea alarm (meaning she stopped breathing for 20+ seconds). Today she intermittently stopped breathing and this evening was doing it as frequently as every 20 minutes. Her O2 saturation would drop in the 60s and 70s, and then we would blow gently in her face, and move her around and she would go back up... but on the peds floor she went down to 5... which is bad. Under 90 is bad, so 5 is really bad. So they called "code" and we were swiftly taken back to the PICU.

Evie had a few seizures tonight, so that may be what was happening all along. The docs are going to try some medicine that helped her seizures back in October. Not real happy about seizures, but at least we know what has worked in the past and it's not a "new" problem.

I am actually doing okay, I'm past the emotional tired phase of the evening to the delirious "i'm going to regret this in the morning" phase. It's nice that we know most of the people around here and we are in good hands. Once they get Evie's IV placed, I will go to bed (:

Thanks for praying for us (: If you could pray that we could get this figured out accurately and quickly that would be wonderful. I am already feeling guilty for putting Lyla through this again so soon. Hopefully it will just be a few days.

Love you friends. I'll be thanking God for you from my plastic burgundy recliner (:


  1. My prayers are with your family.
    Lyla is learning a lot about unconditional love. So many children in our society grow up wondering if they are really loved. Your love and support of Evie, answering the call of the Lord -- walking in HIS will, is proof of unconditional love. You will pour out, He will fill up. Although she may get fed up, Lyla will figure out that you would walk the walk for her as you do for Evie.
    God bless your family. Rest in His love.
    From Linda ( friend of Karen in Calif & mother of 2 children with autism, & a brother with a brain injury)

  2. Praying for a quick stay and fast relief for Evie :)
    Sarah Goldsberry

  3. Lindsey, I just wanted to let you know that I enjoy reading your blog and am glad you keep so many updates. Your family continues to be in our thoughts and prayers. It has been such a roller coaster for you guys, but Evie is just beautiful--hang in there, you amaze me!

  4. Oh the burgundy recliners, I swear they are all broken! Please let us know if there is anything we can do, we are praying!