Sunday, August 5, 2012
Since the conclusion of Lexe's third round of chemo she had been doing very well up until Thursday night. Her blood pressure dropped to dangerously low levels and was accompanied by extremely high fevers, ranging from 103-107 degrees. Because of the low blood pressure, she was taken down to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. A blood culture confirmed that she had a bacterial infection in her blood and she was immediately put on antibiotics. The antibiotics are working and she is no longer septic, but has developed further complications including Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). ARDS compromises the ability to breathe and it became very difficult for her to breathe last night. The decision was made this morning to put her on a BIPAP machine. The BIPAP forced air into lungs so that she can properly oxygenate. Lexe is expected to be in the PICU for several more days, during which they will try to get her breathing on her own. At this time we have to limit Lexe's visitors to immediate family only. We are grateful for the fasting and prayers on our behalf. We love you all.
Posted by Selman at 4:03 PM