I'm going to make this brief as we are down and out with the flu & assorted illnesses here. All of which have led to massive random facebook & blog stalking - but what's a girl to do when she's laying in bed? At any rate, very, very, very important news & your prayers are appreciated. Because I am lazy/tired/feverish right now, I'm just copying my FB status. But if you want to read more on pulse & my HUGE advocacy of why we believe pulse ox should be mandatory in all Texas hospitals, please click here.
For any of my Texas Heart Friends, a friend of mine has scheduled a VERY important meeting with the chairperson of the TX Health & Human Services Committee next Weds to discuss mandatory pulse oximeter legislation. It is CRITICAL that Texas be on board with this --- too many babies are sent home with undiagnosed heart defects, which leads to major complications, and sometimes even sadly, death. A pulse ox is a painless, inexpensive monitor that is strapped to the newborn's toe, usually within 24-48 hours after birth. If it has a low reading, it can signal a problem and allow for further testing to be done before the baby is released from the hospital. If you are a heart mom or dad and would like to send a personal letter detailing your experience and why you are a proponent of pulse ox legislation (or if you are a nurse/dr/etc who sees the incredible value of such an important test), please email me your letters by Monday, firstname.lastname@example.org and I will make sure they get to Trent Hamilton in time for his meeting. Thank you all! For all of our heart prayer warrior friends, please be in prayer for this meeting. It would be a HUGE step forward for CHD advocacy to have such legislation presented and approved.
Thank you, Team Quinn Heart WARRIORS!