Thursday, May 15, 2008

Settling in for the night

We just got back to the hotel from the hospital & she was resting comfortably! She was sitting at 98 - 99% sats (with 50% O2 on the vent!). Blood pressure, heart rate, etc. were all good! She just looks absolutely wonderful! I can't stop smiling!

The nurse tonight said that they probably won't extubate her tonight...WHAT?!?! I wasn't even expecting to hear the word 'extubate' for at least 2 to 3 days! The fact that they have even thought about extubation just goes to show how good she's doing! Maybe tomorrow, but we're not gonna get our hopes up! We're taking it all in stride. She is now on morphine & an ativan drip. They've started giving her lasix, & I think maybe some potassium. She even opened her eyes a couple of times tonight when we were there. That was kind of hard because she had that look like "Mommy - HELP!" But luckily she went right off to sleep again & didn't get too agitated! That's my spunky monkey!

On a lower note, she did spike a temp & they sent cultures but everything is coming back okay so far. Tammi, her nurse said that its just probably the trauma from the surgery but they wanted to make sure with the cultures. I'm just glad that they watch them so closely! Well, its late & it was a looong day! So we're gonna get some rest & I'll update again tomorrow! Thanks again for all of the prayers! Keep 'em comin' for the pressures to regulate & for going home soon!!

7 comments:

Vanessa said...

Tina,

Thanks for calling. Vaeh is such a strong little girl, she will get through recovery in no time. Give her some love from us!

Love ya,
Vanessa

Wendy said...

Hi Tina,

I'm glad to hear that Nevaeh is resting well...her little body needs it! And I'm happy to also hear that you're at the hotel, and hopefully, getting a good night's sleep, too! I know it's been a very long day.

You are all in my thoughts and in my prayers tonight and always. I hope tomorrow is a good day for your precious girl!

Lots of Love,

Wendy (& Emma, too!)

The Portas said...

YAY for a good report. What a superstar your little girl is! Elijah spiked a fever, too, the night of his surgery. He didn't have an infection...just a post-op thing, I guess. I think it's pretty normal.

I hope you got good rest and that today brings more healing and good news!

Heidi said...

Hi Tina,

I am so glad that your daughters surgery went well. I will keep you in my prayers. Good luck with the rest of your stay. Heidi

Haileyzmom said...

Glad things are going good so far. I'll keep checking your updates.
Hugs, Penny

Vanessa said...

Okay Tina...I'm waiting....how is that angel today? I know you busy just giving you a hard time. I'm praying the pressures are doing well and Vaeh is resting well. Give her some love from us!

Love you all,
Vanessa (& Arianna!)

Vanessa said...

Arianna won't stop kissing Vaeh's pictures! I can't help but check your site every 10 minutes. Give kisses to Vaeh from Arianna. We love you guys.