Help!Okay, so VeeGee has been experiencing a very erratic respiratory rate. I knew this was happening from watching/listening to her sleep, and she wore a monitor all night (bells going off constantly) to confirm. Her rate is fluctuating between 9 and 30 (dipping below the alarm threshold of 19 once every few minutes). It doesn't stay on any one rate for very long at all.
I expected some difference in her breathing - since that's what the surgery was for - but I'm wondering if this erratic thing is normal and what it might be a sign of/what might cause it or what the effects could be. The docs are coming in at some point, so I will definitely ask them too, but wanted to kind of know what questions I should be asking. I'm trying not to worry. But the overnight nurse seemed to be kind of concerned.
ETA: I forgot to mention that she did de-sat briefly several times overnight.