Thursday, September 10, 2009

Still fighting

The plan was to try and take Mia off of the ventilator this morning. Unfortunately when they checked her "gases" today which consists of a blood draw her O2 level was not where it needed to be. I think the plan is to try later today. She has also been running a fever since surgery and they are now treating that with a antibiotic. All of her blood draws look good though they did draw blood again to continue to check. To help bring her fever down they gave her a medicine that basically paralyzes all of her skeletal muscles so that they can pack ice bags around her. The ice bags along with the tylenol seem to work but as soon as it wears off her fever spikes again. She still remains agitated. It is heartbreaking for her to look at me in distress and for me to be powerless. What I wouldn't give to walk this walk for her.

Please be in prayer that she is off to come off the ventilator soon. There is also some talk about taking the chest tubes out today too. The pacemaker was turned down a little today to see how her heart reacts. Please pray that her heart continues to heal and works as it should.

4 comments:

Kim K. said...

Thinking and praying for Mia. Hugs!!

Carey and Norman said...

Thinking of you, your family, and sweet Mia. May God protect her heart and help her gain strength to be removed off the ventilator. My heart is with you!!

Shannon said...

Praying hard over here...she is a fighter! Praying that the fever subsides and her heart steadies. Praying for perfect numbers and healing as well as peace and rest for you guys!!!!

Mom said...

I just wanted to thank all of your for your prayers. I know that prayers move mountains and that God tests our faith through difficult times. Mia is in HIS hands and there is no better place to be. I yearn to see her sweet smile and to hear her squeal with laughter. We will take this one day at a time and praise God for His healing upon her. I declare this Mia Grace Peterson Day-the day we begin to get our precious angel back. God Bless all of you for your prayers-It has meant so much to us. Mia's Memaw