anna's blog

Our beautiful, gorgeous little girl, Anna, has leukaemia. She was diagnosed on Monday 5 December 2011.

24 hours later…

on April 26, 2018

Anna has steadily improved and is much better, although still unwell.

Her oxygen saturation levels, which were the main cause of concern last night, improved steadily through the night. She had to have a face mask on constantly when I finally went to bed. The oxygen flow was initially 15 litres, by morning it had reduced to 6 litres and then to 0.5 litres. Her temperature was down to a more acceptable level, as was her heart rate.

There was still a concern that there might be fluid on her lungs which would require a drain (and general anaesthetic) so she was nil by mouth all morning. She had an ultrasound around 11am and the radiographer confirmed there was no fluid. Just lots and lots of infection.

By mid morning she was declared fit to leave HDU and go into a normal ward.

Tonight she is settled and ready to go to sleep. She is still on 2 different antibiotics, anti emetics and pain relief. She has watched 2 dvds, several hours of Netflix and had her nails painted by one of the nurses.

I think she will remain in hospital until early next week but she is clearly improving and getting better.

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One response to “24 hours later…

  1. Helen Frankland says:

    Such a relief to hear things are moving in the right direction. Hope you are able to get some rest yourself with things improving now. We hope for more positive news from today. Xx

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