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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Yeah for Electricity

Today I got a reality check.  Our littlest sweetheart lives with the help of technology and electricity.  She has developed some type of secondary infection from either allergies or a virus (my diagnosis – to be confirmed tomorrow in clinic :)  ).  I have been worried as her oxygen needs have steadily increased and her secretions have gotten grosser and grosser.  Then the power went out.  Ugh!   Stress on top of the worry.  I am so grateful my Jason was here.  He got the generator out and all of her equipment plugged in.  That is one more thing I need to learn how to do (especially before he leaves on Friday to visit his parents).  What a blessing we had that while the power was out!

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I convinced the NP that we didn’t need to go to the Emergency Room today.  But I am under strict instructions to head that way if she needs anymore O2 than she is on or has any more signs of distress.  I’m hoping we can continue our lucky streak and be able to treat this at home.  At least the power came back on! 


Lacey said...

Another reminder to me that I need to get my butt out and get a generator! We had one scare where we lost power for only a short time, and luckily everything that needed to be plugged in had a charged battery, and I had spare oxygen tanks. Don't want to find out what happens without that stuff though!
How great that she had her first outing! In her carseat in YOUR car. Things are getting better everyday!

Cammie Heflin said...

I felt the same way when we first brought Addy home and she was connected to many things electronic! I pray pray pray that she gets better soon and doesn't need the hospital!