Sunday, August 28, 2011

August 28, 2011

Tomorrow I will be four months old! Over the past week I have lived through an earthquake and a huricane. Neither of which cause any problems for me... and thankfully, my parents. However, I have had a rough week breathing. I had to be put back on the ventilator to help me breath. They are not sure why I keep slipping back and needing so much more support, but the CO2 in my blood is too high. They have tried many different medications, yet none of them seem to be working. Yesterday, they looked at my blood and found that the chloride is too low, and they are saying this could cause my CO2 to be too high. They adjusted the sodium chloride supplement that I receive and increased it quite a bit. It will take two or three days to get all of that leveled out in my body to see if that is the problem, and then hopefully the CO2 will come down. In the meantime, I am sleeping well and trying to grow new lung tissues!
After the hurricane, many trees were knocked down. A huge tree fell across the road right in front of my parents house... but mom says that she went outside to check on my tree (the baby maple tree planted for me as a gift from Betty and Tom) and that baby tree looks great. It must be a sign that things are going to be ok!

1 comment:

  1. so glad that you all made it through the storm okay. happy to hear the tree is doing well too :)