Friday, October 1, 2010
another bump in the road
Poor Emma spent a very difficult 15 hours awake and off the ventilator yesterday but fluid on her lungs meant that she progressively was not able to get enough air. Unfortunately it was necessary to sedate her and put her back onto ventilation. Since being back on the ventilator her lung X-ray is much clearer already. Medication and a Bronchoscopy (camera & suction) today will be used to clear her lungs even more. When they extubate her again she will not have had ketamine for some time and so they will be able to perform much more thorough tests to make sure she will be able to breathe OK on her own. Emma was very strong yesterday while awake and we know she will continue to fight hard to come through this ordeal.