Saturday, April 23, 2011

Rough Night…

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We are trying to keep Lucy comfortable, she is needing more meds to achieve this.  Increasing her ketamine dosing has caused her blood pressures to soar, currently 184/114, and her heart rates to plummet into the 90’s from the 160’s.  Agitated and irritable would be how I would describe Lucy.  She has developed petechia, a very splotchy red rash, all over her body where ever anything comes in contact with an area.  This has everyone wondering what her platelet count is.  For now we have turned Lucy on her left side in an effort to lower her blood pressure as well as turned down her infusion rate on her ketamine.  We will bolus her extra ketamine as needed for pain control.  We are investigating other options for pain control.

7 comments:

megan said...

Thinking of you! We love you Lucy! Praying for you.

Michelle and Sean said...

I am so sorry things aren't going well for your sweet Lucy. I am still praying hard for her and everyone in involved in her care.

Helen A said...

Nicole and Drew,
How hard for Lucy and for all of you. My heart is aching for all of you. I hope they find a way to make her comfortable so her body can rest and heal. I am praying for a miracle, that brings a turn around for Lucy, There are so many more memories to make.
Love
helen

Amber said...

Praying hard for Lucy!!

gniggel said...

Lucy & All the Marletts are in our thoughts & prayers.

Heidi said...

Thanks for the update, was up lastnight doing a lot of praying for your girl. This picture is heartbreaking, mito is so cruel. Continuing to pray.

Jessica said...

Praying!!! :(