Sunday, May 18, 2008

Breathing on our OWN!!!

Yep! She's off the vent, as of 10:00 AM this morning! Its taken me a while to be able to post anything (sorry :0)) because the little Miss Vaeh reared her spunky-ness after they extubated her! Plus Gabby was here for a visit & I needed some Mommy time with her, too! (Which was great, but so hard to say goodbye at the end of the visit!) We were staying at the RMH, & at this one you have a daily "chore" to do, as well as waiting on the bathroom (shared between two families). So we got a little bit of a late start. We didn't get over to the hospital until about 10:45, & just as we were getting out of the car, my phone rang. Sharon, her nurse, was wondering if I could get up there soon because she was a little "rambunctious." So we headed up, & boy was she spunky! Thrashing around in her bed & sounding junky (lungs). It took a while, but Mommy was finally able to get her calmed down & she drifted off to sleep - lightly. The cardiologist came over & said that they'd see how her blood gasses looked & go from there. I think they again weren't expecting her to do very well, but true to form her gasses have been great! They have her on a high pressure nasal cannula, but she's pretty much mid 90's! They again are impressed with how well she is doing! Of course we know that its all thanks to God!

So right now she's resting comfortably. I found out later that they had dropped her morphine & ativan about an hour before they extubated her, so that may have had something to do with her being so aggitated! She loves her drugs!

I promise that I'll post pictures later when I get a hold of my laptop again. She looks absolutely beautiful without that et tube in her mouth! Of course I'm her Mommy so I'm a little biased! Thank you all again for all of you prayers & support!


Vanessa said...

YEAH!! I've been waiting all day to read this post. I have to run...cranky baby on my hands. Check back later

Mina said...

Wonderful news about the extubation! Now we're ready for updated photos. Tina, get out your camera!

Vanessa said...

Can't stop thinking about you guys. I can't wait to see the new pics!

Anonymous said...

Gabby is doing Great! She ate really good for supper and the wanted more to eat later. Each day they have played, and played and played :) She had 2 good days at school and has slept well. I'll keep you posted. ~Linda~