Yesterday was a rough day followed by an even rougher night. I started getting really short of breath around 7, so I had the nurse page respiratory. By the time the RT got to my room my chest hurt like crazy and I was starting to hyperventilate. I just couldn't get enough air in. I'll spare you the majority of the scary details but the ultimate result was that I ended up spending the night in the ICU hooked up to BiPAP.
I've never had to be on BiPAP before and it was a bit scary. That mask they put over your face is loud and uncomfortable. What made things worse was that I wasn't wearing my glasses or my hearing aids, so everything that was going on around me was blurry and muffled. I was so glad Brad was there to hold my hand because I was starting to freak out.
Today I'm back in a regular room but I'm hooked up to 4liters of oxygen and 5 intravenous antibiotics. My sats are better at that rate, but I still think I have a long way to go before they'll let me out of here. I'm pretty exhausted so I plan on hibernating for much of the remainder of the weekend. Thanks for keeping us in your prayers. We know they are not without avail. God has been so faithful to us through all this. We don't understand why so many dramatic things are happening this time, but we know that He is in charge of all the details--large and small.