Monday, February 25, 2008

Long Night

It has been one long night. I noticed yesterday that Annabelle was acting a little more tired and had zero interest in her bottle. Then later last night her oxygen saturations kept dropping and staying quite low. They are supposed to stay between 75-85% and she was staying around 70% or lower. I paged the nurse to come look at her and make sure she wasn't blue. Annabelle was not blue but didn't have her usual rosey-ness and looked very pale to me. So, the nurse paged the doctor and they decided to do a chest x-ray and run some bloodwork. The x-ray was good but her bloodwork showed that she is anemic. Then came the real fun, Annabelle had to have another peripheral iv put in since her other one blew yesterday. She is a very hard stick. It took about 1 1/2 hours to try to get an iv in with no luck. The nurse brought her back to the room to let her get her feed and rest a little. Later, another nurse from the NICU came and was able to get an iv in her foot. Annabelle has been receiving a blood transfusion over the past 3 1/2 hours. Hopefully, this blood will make the difference that she needed. I will post more as I find out...
Please pray that this was a one time spell and that this blood will get her back to her norm or better.


The Chavis Family said...

We are praying for Annabelle TODAY and everyday! We hate to hear all that you guys went through last night. We hope today is much better. Thankfully you noticed the changes in her. We pray the new blood will be exactly what she needs.
Love, Joe and Kim

Mimi said...

Your family is never far from our thoughts. We will be praying for renewed strength for Annabelle and for you and Scott.
Much love~
The Hogues

Anonymous said...

We continue to pray for Annabelle and the whole family. There isn't a day that goes by without us thinking about you. Stay strong! Love, Allison, Kyle, Kayla & Kinslee

Anonymous said...

This may seem like a setback in the progress but I am glad that the anemia was discovered at the hospital and not when she was home. Still praying and thinking of all of you each day. Hang in there!!! We love you!

Love, Laura

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you today and everyday too. I just hate to hear what you have been going thru the last few days. Be so glad that you noticed the changes in her and that the Dr.could get her what she needs. Stay strong girl!! We love you!
Karen, Nathan,Sarah,JC and Emma

Anonymous said...

We will pray all day that the transfusion helps Annabelle! As some one else said in a comment, "Thankfully you noticed the changes in her!!" God will guide all involved to do the right thing for that sweet thing, and give her and y'all the strength to jump yet another hurdle.

We send many many heart hugs & prayers!!

Betsey, Cooper, & Russell (SLHofSC)

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry you have had a rough night! We will praying that the blood will renew Annabelle's strength!

We love you all!

Elizabeth, Rick and Manning

The Gandy Family said...

We are praying that all will be better after the transfusion. We will be praying that Annabelle will gain strength and will take her bottle. May God give you and Scott, and Annabelle the strength to get over this giant and continue to road to recovery. She is so beautiful.
Jason, Leigh Ann, Alexandria, and Katherine Gandy