Saturday, August 30, 2008

Hard Night!

Dad here. A hard night is probably not a proper title and Avery doesn't really want to re-live last night so I am going to attempt to explain the constant fragile state of little Bela's life. At about 11:00 pm Bela's O2 sats were dropping into the 60s and suddenly her heart rate dropped below the 100s, so Nicole, Bela's nurse began assessing. Within 30 seconds her sats dropped into the 20s and heart rate in the low 40s as well. By then, things were in crisis mode, doctors and nurses scrambling all over. Bela's nurse was manually giving Bela breathes as she was fighting against her respirator. Bela was completely Blue and lifeless. As Avery cried explaining this all to me over the phone just after happening, she said that she thought that was it and that Bela was gone. One of the ICU docs was standing over Bela prepared to shock her heart and bring her back, but just as she was about to shock, Bela's heart rate began to rise and her sats as well. Within another five minutes they were able to stablize Bela. They are still not sure what caused her crash, but think there must have been some flem or fluid lodged in her breathing tube.

She has remained pretty calm and stable since then. Once again we count our many blessings and cherish every moment with our sweet little Bela.

12 comments:

The Silly Nilly Family said...

Wow, that is so scary. A crazy look at the reality you guys face everyday. You guys are so strong and We love you so much. Praying for all of you and sweet little Bella.

Mom said...

Also praying for you Tanner, Avery and little Bela....our thoughts are with each of you....xxxooo

Cherringtons

Rachael Earl said...

Can't imagine what you guys are going through right now. Wishing you all strength and peace of mind right now.

Doreen said...

What a difficult night. It's hard to see those pictures of little Bela, I can't imagine actually being in your place. What a scary time. We're praying for your family.

Wendy said...

Bela is amazing. I am constantly amazed by her will to live. I think it's because she loves her mommy and daddy so much! We keep praying for all of you. We love you all!

cait&brig said...

I'm so sorry that you had to watch that ave... I just cry thinking about that. She is such a fighter! I'm in awe of your little family. Loves.

Sally said...

I'm so sorry for all these up and downs...I'm so glad that little Bela is such a fighter and doing well today...Still here if you need anything.

Dallas and Krista said...

I can't even imagine having to see my baby go through that. Hang in there, you guys. We love you.

Simmons Family: said...

That little Bela continues to defy the odds... our prayers are with you! I can't imagine the fear that Avery felt as she helplessly witnessed all that. HUGS and PRAYERS from us always! Hang in there Bela... it's a tough fight, but we know you have it in you!!

Andrea

Erin said...

Wow so sorry to hear such a dramatic change from yesterday. But once again she has pulled through and is not done with her fight. I know this time cannot be easy, but I pray you feel the sweet peace only the Lord can bring. Hang in there and we will continue our fervent prayers.

Lily's Mama! said...

Tanner and Avery, I am for a loss of words right now. I am praying, so very hard right now, I am glad Bela stabalized but I understand the critical state that she is in.
Sending you our hugs and love

Jenna and Lily

Maren said...

Your sweet little baby girl is such a fighter. We truley do hope and pray that everything will go well for her. You guys are examples to so many people of enduring hardships but staying strong and close to your Heavenly Father. If their is anything we can do just let us know.
The Bloomers