Sunday, March 16, 2014

Wear and Tear

Dear Ellie,

As of this morning, it appears as though you are starting to lose some altitude.  Your heart rate has increased considerably and you are breathing quite rapidly.  You don't have as much oxygen in your blood as before.  There is a chance that you might just need a blood transfusion so that your blood is more efficient, but maybe not.  We are probably just seeing what we were expecting to see: you are slowly wearing yourself out.

The longer you can stay off the ventilator, the better.  But I was hoping that it would be more than just 2 days.        

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