July 28, 2012
Today’s update on Emmy is unfortunately not a good one. Emmy took a turn for the worse last night. She was very lethargic and unable to swallow. She was very restless all night and did not sleep. After administering several doses of her medication she finally fell asleep about 4am and was back up at 6am. She was unable to talk and seemed very uncomfortable and restless. I called Hospice in to see her. After consulting with the doctors in Pittsburgh, they have changed her medications a bit to try to make her more comfortable. Emmy finally fell asleep around 11:30am and has been sleeping ever since. Her breathing is very labored. She has a lot of fluid in her throat and chest which has caused a loud rattling and she has started to run a temperature. Her oxygen levels were extremely low reading at 58% and her finger tips and lips were turning blue. She is now on oxygen and her coloring is a little better. She is on a new medication to help with the fluid build up, but so far her breathing is still labored with a loud rattle. What we don’t know is if she is sleeping now due to the medications or she is now in an unresponsive state. Thank you again to everyone for for your continued thoughts and prayers. If it is God’s will to call her home, please pray that this next part of her journey is as comfortable and peaceful as possible for her.