today was not as great as yesterday for miss ramey.
when i got to the hospital this morning ramey was still having a high respiratory rate. the nurse let me hold her as we waited for rounds but she did tell me that ramey's latest blood gas was not good. during rounds they talked about what they felt was going on with ramey and basically they felt she just needed some help "popping open" her alveoli (grape like structure in the lungs). the plan was made and once rounds were over they put ramey on CPAP. CPAP is a machine that forces air into her lungs helping her to get that oxygen down to where it needs to be. around 12:30, right before i left, the latest blood gas came back and indicated she was getting what she needs.around 3 ross called to check in on ramey and the nurse shared that her respiratory rate had not gotten better yet and so a chest xray had been done. a portion of ramey's right lung did in fact collapse and so they put her on her belly and used a vibrating machine placed on her back to help open up the lung.
she is doing a little better this evening but please pray that her lungs would function properly on their own. it is so hard to watch her struggle to breathe. there is nothing i can do to make it easier.
my heart hurts tonight as i think of the struggles of the last two weeks. my heart hurts because it is torn between home and the hospital. pray for me as i try to care for all of my babies.