Wednesday, June 16, 2010

We Thought We Were Done For A While But...

...apparently not. Julianne woke up this morning coughing a lot and was just really unhappy. I noticed the ruffle on her nightgown was vibrating so I checked her heart rate and, sure enough, it was over 220 BPM. We brought her to the Our Lady of the Lake ER and after a lot of struggle for IV access Julianne was converted back to a normal rhythm with Adenosine after about 3 hours of SVT. She woke up with it so we really don't know how long she was in it.

She also has a small pneumonia. Its possible that she aspirated and that caused the pneumonia. Being sick may have made her more susceptible to the arryhthmia and fast heart rate and that could be why this is just showing up.

It looks like Julianne will have to go back on Amiodarone and that the ablation didn't eliminate the arrhythmia. We really didn't want her to have to be on Amiodarone but we knew this was a possibility . The ablation was never a "sure thing".

So, Julianne is in the PICU now. She'll be started on Amiodarone and will be monitored for the next few days. She's also going to be getting anti-biotics for the pneumonia. She is not happy to be here! I'm sure you can imagine. :( I was pretty disappointed that she has to go through all of this again. I'm very thankful that God gave us the wisdom to check her heart rate and get her to the ER. I'm also thankful for Dr. Crapanzano and Lisa who are so wonderful at taking care of our girl. Most of all I'm grateful for God's constant care and watch over our little juju!

Please keep Julianne in your prayers as her meds are adjusted and she recovers. Thanks so much!! God is always good.
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Anonymous said...

Heard the news this morning when I was texting with Grammie. I feel for that baby! I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
See you soon. Love, Aunt Toni

Leslie and William said...

So sorry to hear about the setback. We will keep her in our thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Oh I'm so sorry. My heart aches for her's and y'all as you watch her go through all this.I pray our little precious gets back to normal rhytms and pneumonia clears up quickly.
Love you all Aunt Omi

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry that Julianne ended up back in the hospital so soon.

You all are so intune to Julianne's ups and downs and so it is a blessing that you were able to figure out that something was not right.

I know that it must be so hard now to try to keep her happy when she is in the hospital.

You are all in my prayers.

Love you,
Aunt\Great Aunt Suzette

allison said...

My goodness, where have I been? I am just catching up on the past few weeks of your blog & Julianne has already recovered from surgery!
Sorry about this set back, but happy to see that surgery is behind you! Wow, it hits close to home seeing Julianne in the hospital. Josh will follow her lead in a couple months...can't quite wrap my mind around it, but those pictures of Julianne post-op got to me.
Anyway, I have to say, Julianne sure makes me smile!!!

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear that y'all are back in the hospital. We are praying.
Erin C. & family

Anonymous said...

I pray for a quick response to the meds and wisdom for the doctors monitoring Julianne's progress. May God continue to hold you in HIS constant unwavering care!

God bless,

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry sweet Capertons :( We are wishing you a speedy recovery and short stay in the hospital.

Love Sarah, Frank and Kyle

Lindsay Dean said...

Sorry you're back. Praying for a swift recovery.

Anonymous said...

Praying Julianne has an uneventful stay and that God gives the Dr's/nurses wisdom in her care. Praying also for peace for Julianne. - Tracy

Anonymous said...

We are thankful that Julianne is receiving such good care. Our prayers are with each of you.
Love, Jan W

Anonymous said...

Praying that your JuJu will be home quickly. God loves her and keeps her in the palm of His Hand. She is his treasure!! How wonderful that he choose such terrific parents for this beautiful child. Will keep checking in.....

PS praying for her docs/nurses also.

Jan Tompkins

Anonymous said...

Awww that's no fun, but I'm glad you caught it and was able to get her in the right care!!
Julianne is a strong little girl!! She will pull through this in no time!! I'll be thinking about you guys and waiting to hear about her progress!!
Love y'all!

Anonymous said...

Awww no fun! I'm sorry to hear this, but I'm so glad you were able to get her in good care!
Julianne is a very strong little girl, and she'll make sure she gets out of there in no time!!
Can't wait to hear that she's all well again, and you're going back home!
Love y'all!

Anonymous said...

Sorry I posted two...I didn't think the first one posted!!
Hehe! So double the love!!

Jen said...

Oh, boo, I am so sorry. I know how frustrating, disappointing this must be. Darn it! Y'all are in my thoughts for a quick return to normalcy -- out of the hospital that is!