Friday, March 6, 2009
HOSPITAL, DAY 18 BRONCHOSCOPY TODAY
Deirdre has been in the hospital for 2.5 weeks. At first it was due to pneumonia, but after it went away she keeps on having problems and the doctors have not been able to find out why. Her left lung keeps on being collapsed, and her right lung incremented its secretions and may also collapse.
The doctors wanted to avoid a Bronchoscopy, but they will do so today at 3:00pm. A bronchoscopy is of low risk in normal people, but in an SMA kid may bring on bad consequences starting simply by the use of anesthesia. The doctors hhope to see what is going on from inside, and to directly eliminate secretions. If after some hours Deedee doesn't get off the effects of anesthesia, she will have to be intubated again.
We are asking of everyone that knows us to simply send out a prayer for Deedee's sake. We only ask of God healing for her lungs. Please, join us in our prayers.
Posted by Vierna at 1:23 PM