Baby Braden Petska

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Tuesday Evening Update

Well, it looks like we're staying another night. Braden's sats are not behaving. When without O2, his oxygen saturation is in the low 70's. When he gets mad, they go into the low to mid 60's and take their sweet time getting back to the 70 mark. SO, he's back on oxygen until he can get his sats back into the high 70's/low 80's. For those of you who don't know what in the heak I'm talking about......oxygen saturation is the amount of oxygen in your blood. In a "normal" heart situation, a person's oxygen saturation should be pretty darn close to 100%. In Braden's case, they like his O2 to be in the mid to low 80's. Eventually, after his 3rd surgery, his O2 saturation should be in the mid 90's.

When asking the "experts" why Braden's sats aren't behaving, they say it's typical for a kiddo between stage 1 and 2 of the HLHS surgeries to experience this. He's getting closer to his 2nd surgery, so his sats tend to drop a little AND with the stress of the heart cath. yesterday, it's a double doozie.

Our thoughts.......frustration. We're praying that another overnighter here will whip those O2 sats into shape. Please keep us close in your thoughts and prayers.

Love Steph


Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are always with you.

Teri Jahnke

5:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whether you're home or in the hospital, our thoughts and prayers are with you daily! Braden has shown what a little fighter he his, and no doubt this is just another little bump in his journey.
Our love and God's blessings to all of you.

Dennis & Lisa

9:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One step forward and two back...just keep your spirits up and know that we are praying for you constantly! He is in God's hands - and you are too!

Traci, Ray, Rachel and Amy

9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our son's sats were ALL over the place before his Glenn. They definitely settle out post-Glenn - Sammy hangs in the mid-80s now.

8:34 PM  

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