Arrived this morning just after Rose had had her heart restarted with CPR.  She’d had a large vomit, dropped her stats and stopped breathing.  They bagged her and when that didn’t work they had to perform CPR.  It took about 2 minutes to get her back.  She was pretty unsettled when I got there.  They did an X-Ray to check she hadn’t aspirated anything.  Her lungs were clear.

While we were waiting for the X-Ray though she stopped breathing again. She was starving as she’d vomited her last feed and they were holding her next until after the X-Ray, so I gave her a dummy to suck and I think she choked a bit and her chest just stopped moving up and down and she went pale (dusky) and floppy. So terrifying.  She looked dead.  Incredible how quickly that can happen.  Eric, one of the neonatologist registrars, bagged her and she started breathing again.  Since then she’s been having difficulty breathing but she hasn’t stopped.  I spent most of the morning holding her and she had a good sleep.  I’ve now been chucked out for quiet time and sitting downstairs hoping someone else is keeping a careful eye on her.

Her difficulty breathing seems to be positional which points to a throat issue so the LBO (Laryngo Broncho Esophagoscopy) will probably happen this coming week.  They’ve gone back to hourly feeds on half HMF (Cow & Gate) to try to stop the reflux.  If that doesn’t work they’ll position the feeding tube near the opening of her upper intestine, bypassing the stomach and deal with the reflux issue when she’s stronger, bigger etc.

About RoseEir

Premmie born @ 30 weeks with Cervical Teratoma
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7 Responses to CPR

  1. Ann Morgan says:

    How frightening for you sweetheart! Just to add to all the other anxieties. Who mentioned something about “a rollercoaster ride in NICU”?! Thinking of you both all the time. xx

  2. Vanessa Kingston says:

    Oh my goodness Jane what an awful shock. I can only imagine the emotions and panic you must be going through. We are sending all our love and prayers your way. Love ness, jas and the boys xxxx

  3. Sharon says:

    How very frightening for you Jane. I can’t imagine how you must have felt. Sending a big hug and hoping your beautiful Rosé overcomes this latest hurdle.

  4. Kirsty says:

    What a truly terrifying experience for you to go through. It brought tears to my eyes thinking of little Rose and what she is struggling through, as well as yourself and Andrew. I check your blog regularly to read all your updates and Dwight and I are always thinking of you all. We send all our love and hugs and hope. xx

  5. Louise says:

    That sounds terrifying, what a traumatic start to your day. Thank goodness she got to have a long cuddle with you to recharge her little body with love. Thinking of you loads. Lx

  6. Lucy Lum says:

    I just can’t imagine how scary and traumatic that must have been for all of you. I have been sitting here numb! Sending positive prayers for you all and the staff looking after Rose while you are not there. xoxo

  7. Fi says:

    Oh darling girl. Love & strength xx

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