Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Update #4

Brea has now woken up from the anesthetic.  This seemed to help her blood pressure and they were able to stop the pacemaker.  They were also trying to remove the breathing tube tonight.  For the fontan procedure they try and remove the tube as quickly as possible as this helps recovery.  Brea does not like the breathing tube and is spending most of her awake time gagging on it, clearly wanting to get rid of it.  At the last minute, one of the doctors decided that her oxygen saturation levels were too low (~93% with some oxygen support) to remove the tube.  They have decided to try and keep her comfortable and try and improve her oxygen saturation levels and remove it in the morning.  We would appreciate your prayers that her oxygen sats would improve and that we will all get some sleep.

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