Fresh hope

Fresh hope

Today’s ICU consultant finally condescended to speak to me @ 6pm & I’m not convinced that I was much wiser afterwards but at 6.30pm along came a knight in shining armour – our very own lovely haematology consultant who has been off since last Thursday.
He proceeded to spend a half an hour with me having a full & frank two way conversation. As the Docs are now inclined to think that Leah’s lung problems are more likely being caused by inflammation rather than by infection he thinks that it’s worth treating her with immunoglobulin & he recommends that this be started tomorrow – good to hear that we haven’t run out of treatment options

 

More oxygen needed

More oxygen needed

Leah appeared to improve yesterday & was managing short periods off the cpap & just using an ordinary oxygen mask.
From 9pm last night however Leah’s breathing became more distressed & she required increasing amounts of oxygen.
In the early hours the machine that monitors her oxygen levels alarmed several times & there was a flurry of activity in the room.
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This morning the ICU consultant has spent quite a bit of time observing/examining Leah and is presently considering the best treatment options but he’s still hopeful of a positive outcome.
Leah is conscious & I have been reading many of your messages to her – thanks.