Sonia was able to come off oxygen today! This is wonderful news! It will make it so much easier for her to go to the cardiologist for her echocardiogram. We will just take portable oxygen for backup. She may breath better when she’s down lower in altitude. Sonia does have Downs Syndrome. I pray that she stays off oxygen and that her heart murmur does not indicate too serious of a heart condition.
Sonia has been a very sick little girl. Thankfully, she is on the road to recovery and we can soon find out what her heart problem is. Sonia is for adoption.
Sophie was brought by her parents to GLA. She was very sick and could not breath well on her own. She has a large heart murmur and needed advanced breathing support to live. The hospital where she was born was not prepared to care for her and could not offer the oxygen support that she needed. Her mother is staying at the orphanage and is giving us breast milk to give to Sophie with a feeding tube. Susan has tried to wean her off CPAP and lower her oxygen consumption without success. She just cannot tolerate breathing without support. We will take her down for the echocardiogram with portable oxygen and pray that she comes through it ok. Keep praying for her, please.
Posted on Tue, November 2, 2010
by Dixie Bickel