Madelyn seemed to be doing quite a bit better. The doctor came in this morning with a good report. He was a little surprised that she was able to come off the oxygen before she stopped breathing so rapidly. Although it is normally the other way around, he did not seemed too concerned about it. He did mention that she has a spot on her lungs that showed up more on the x-rays today. The radiologist reported that it appeared to be pneumonia. Her pediatrician was not convinced that it was and said it could possibly be an area of deflation. He was going to wait for the next round of x-rays to determine that. After he left this morning, things began to change. She was able to be off of the oxygen for almost 12 hours, but at the same time was still breathing very fast. Although she was not breathing near as fast as she had been early in the day yesterday, she started showing signs of fatigue. She began struggling again to breath and her chest retracting around 10am this morning. She is now back under the hood on about 40% oxygen. I know that she will be Ok...she is definitely a strong little girl. It is just so hard to watch her little chest pump so hard. It's now 1:25pm and we are just waiting for the doctor to come in to give us the "where do we go from here" update.
Before she started struggling, Luke got the chance to hold her for the first time. It was a sweet moment between a daddy and his girl...*Kathryn
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