What do you do when they have a runny nose? Or a stuffy nose?
Emma's SAT alarm went off every 20 minutes all night. I finally set the alarm lower but it still went off every 45 min or so. Nothing I could do about it except check her and make sure she's ok. The ENT's office called and said that the sinus culture they took does show bacteria and she should continue the antibiotic that she was prescribed. Except, we were told by the ENT not to fill the prescription because she'd reacted to the antibiotics in the hospital and we were waiting for the culture to know exactly what to treat it with. Just yesterday Emma's nose started getting stuffy and last night, although she had the nasal cannula in, she was alarming regularly and breathing through her mouth.
I realize this is probably what Emma's been doing for 5 years and it's not likely going to hurt her, but I also know that the cardio said that by keeping her SATS up that it will basically prep her lungs better for surgery by allowing them to stay 'relaxed'. So we're trying our best to do just that-- keep her SATs up. But... there's only SO MUCH we can do!
Any suggestions would be wonderful. Can't put the nasal cannula in her mouth because she chews through it and it's a choking hazard. Don't have a mask. Just out of ideas! Thanks!!