although I am utterly exhausted. Monday a week ago we took Brianna for a routine checkup to her cardiologist. All were surprised including the doctor when it appeared that Brianna had pulmonary hypertension, ultimately a death sentence. We were waiting to meet again with the cardiologist after he met with other specialists to review Bri's findings on the EKG. In the meantime, Tues evening, we had a scare, and a big one. Bri was good one minute and the next, with no warning whatsoever, she coughed a little cough and suddenly couldn't catch her breath, it was like something was stuck in her throat but I knew there couldn't be anything there because I had fed her by mouth approx 40 minutes earlier, then given her a bath and was sitting with her on her bed, getting ready to dress her. So after coughing for a little, her little mouth started to turn blue, then her face, then her tongue and the inside of her mouth, her eyes rolled back in her head and all I could say was no, no, no, Bri, you are not going to do this. Yeah, like she was doing it on purpose. She continued to cough and went back and forth between blue, gray and ashen. When I realized she might not pull out of it, I called 911.
Jerry and I both were very worried that this proposed pulmonary hypertension was the beginning of the end for Brianna. Bottom line, even though I would love to go into more detail but am so very tired....late today (Wednesday) after another EKG by her cardiologist, lots of prayers by family and friends, there was no indication of hypertension whatsoever. Bri has been tentatively diagnosed with acute reflux, which can be fatal if not treated. Apparently, acid refluxed up and back down into her lungs and essentially, she was drowning in her own stomach acid. Tomorrow morning an upper GI will be performed confirming the reflux. There are medications and also a procedure that can be done to help this problem. Will let you know more tomorrow. For now, zzzzzzz's....time to catch me some. Good night all. Oh, Happy First Birthday to Alyssa. You go girl!!!