Elizabeth Cady

Elizabeth Cady
Our Darling Girl

Friday, September 24, 2010

Day +1 September 23

Day +1 was not super easy for Elle.  She had several periods of discomfort, her wounds are a little worse, and after her dressing change she was desatting again.  I did have to suction her ( which is a last resort right now and only I do it), reposition, place her O2 right in her face, and she got a R Epi nebulizer treatment to decrease tissue swelling in her upper airway.  She did finally normalize and was placed in an O2 tent to increase oxygenation and decrease work of breathing. She finally fell asleep for 15 minutes then awoke crying and writhing.  Could not figure out what but after 45 minutes of trying different things, she finally settled.  She must be exhausted.

She may be electively intubated soon to avoid complications from an emrgency intubation.  We will discuss in rounds.  Her BPs are controlled for now and weights and wet diapers stable/good, but she keeps spiking fevers low grade to 101 intermittently.

Oh and Happy Birthday Bonita!

In her glass box of emotion


  1. Oh sweet baby girl, I am praying for you right now. Praying God watches over you and gives your parents and the docs wisdom over how best to care for you. I am also praying for your new cells to grow, grow, grow.

  2. Thank you so much for the update. So sorry that Elle has hit a little bump in the road. Extra prayers that today will be better. Hang in there guys. Keep the Faith. God Is So Good. Love and Peace. Love Leah's Nana

  3. Dear Elle, I found you through Jonah's blog, follow Daylon, Bella and Tripp as well,and when I saw your name, had to start following you too!Hang in there sweet girl. We are praying for you here in Virginia, specifically that you will stay strong, that the new cells will take hold quickly, and that you will have minimal medical issues as you move toward healing.

    Elle in Williamsburg, VA

  4. Praying for your sweet baby girl! Stay strong Elle!

    Beth H in Michigan


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