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Saturday, April 18, 2009


She did alright.  Only one real desat.  Her blood gas came back that she was a little acidic.  They increased her respiratory rate – she just likes to breathe faster than the rest of us.  She is now on continuous albuterol.  They were using another medication, but albuterol is the only one that can be used continuously.  They were avoiding albuterol because it can cause arrhythmias in kids with cardiac issues.  Since arrhythmia is not a problem that she has, she’s been OK.  The monitors watch for arrhythmias – that is why we had that little ECG the other morning, but so far she has been fine.  Another side effect is increased heart rate, so she is now 160s to 170s.  So, a pretty good night.  Yeah!

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