Abby has had a respiratory infection for the last couple of days. Her low grade fever finally rose to 102, which bought her an automatic trip to the ER for blood cultures, blood work and fluids.
I never imagined I would be thankful for a fever but today I am praising God for one. While at the ER we discovered Abby's electrolytes were dangerously out of whack. Abby is in metabolic acidosis. Normal CO2 is 23, Abby's CO2 was 7 and we were increasing the medications that probably caused this problem. ER doctor said this is "very dangerous". I Googled it and came up with coma and death as a possible outcomes. I have got to stay away from Google.
For those who are interested, when CO2 is very low your body starts breathing very slowly in order to retain CO2 . Problem is you still need oxygen. Abby was having apnea right before we brought her in. But Abby has been having apnea a lot so I don't know that her doctors would have brought her in for only apnea. Only apnea... good grief. This is like living in the Twilight Zone.
We have hundreds of new pictures to sort through and share. Abby's limo ride and art show was magical. And there are more medical things to relate. I have so much to tell you but right now all I can focus on is how thankful I am that Abby is still here.
Thanks for continuing to pray.
Here's a couple of pics. I'll try to get more up quickly over the next few days.
Abby and Sami waiting for the limo to
go to the art show.
Rough life... I have to look at these beautiful
ladies every day.
The limo's arrive...
Sami playing basketball... she's getting much better.