Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on April-17-2008

It’s just me and the Bun at the moment. Ella is down for the night while Tina is out running some errands.

For the last 24 hours or so Ella’s heart rate has been a bit more elevated than normal. When she sleeps at night it usually falls somewhere between 112 – 122 bpm. Last night, it averaged about 20 beats higher, 134 – 144 bpm. This is no where close to where it has been during her previous bad spells (175 – 185 bpm while she’s sleeping!!!), but it’s still above her “normal” sleeping baseline.

Tina and I talked about it before going to bed, but couldn’t think of any changes that would have caused this. I woke up a couple times during the night, just to see if the number had gone down, and it hadn’t.

This morning I thought it may have been cause by her recent vaccination…Tina had thought the same thing. She has been more fussy the last day and a half, and past vaccinations did cause some similar symptoms. She still hasn’t had any teeth break through either, so that may be contributing as well.

The good news is her saturations are normal, and other than being somewhat fussy, she’s doing well clinically. Even with her elevated heart rate, she slept real solid last night, only waking up a few times.

We’ll see how tonight goes. I think we’ve been on such a good track, I really don’t want to see us get derailed any time soon. Heck, if we don’t get derailed at all, I’d be fine with that too. The reality is, I expect us to have some bumps in the road moving forward, I would just like us to be settled back in Colorado before we have to experience them.

Bottom line…like it has been this whole time…

Trust. Trust in Him.