October 13, 2008

Back from the Doctor

We were not admitted!!! Yippee!!! I want to do cartwheels!

Her O2 level was 98

Dr says her lungs "whistle a little bit, but she sounds pretty okay"

She told me her thoughts of how she would proceed, but paged Dr. W (Sam's dr). This is the normal procedure. He makes the decision whether he's there or not. Samantha is going back on an oral steroid for 7 days PLUS she will start a daily steroid along with her current treatments.

We will just add the third part onto what we do now morning and night:

Albuterol (through nebulizer)-about 15 minutes
Chest PT-about 10 minutes
**Pulmicort (through nebulizer)-hopefully only 5 minutes??

Both the albuterol and steroid can be given in an inhaler form, which would decrease the time from 20 minutes to about 20 breaths. Problem is Sam doesn't like the Aerochamber (mask) against her face, and it has to seal in order to work. She's been doing better lately playing with it, so I'm really hoping we can switch over. It would really cut down treatment time!!!


Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

I got your emails late this afternoon. So very glad you all went home!!! I'll continue to pray for Sam (and Momma!).

Christi said...

I am so glad that all went well and you are home! Robert said, as I was telling him what was going on, "Sounds like a good excuse to go to San Diego" I would agree...You know I would come if you needed me! I miss you!

Marc and Charity said...

So glad to hear she was not admitted! :)

Julie said...

I'm so glad she's home safe and sound. It's very scary when you hear those words, needs to be admitted. I still don't like it even though I know it's the best thing for Seamus.

I hope Samantha's still doing well.