Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
I'm starting to get excited now! VeeGee for almost three hours and her sats never dropped below 96%!!!!!! This is really, really great news. She's just singing and dancing - what a super champ! If only we had a drumset in the hospital room, everything would be perfect.
VeeGee's pretty rattly this morning, but they're still going through with capping her off. She's been capped for about 10 minutes and is still at 98/99 saturation. They said that if there was a problem it wouldn't necessarily manifest right at first. I'm feeling like I've got to be super vigilant (more vigilant? is that possible??) to watch for signs of stress. But, she's babbling and watching Elmo, so, so far so good.
She dropped to 95 for a while after her breathing treatment (odd?) but is now sleeping and at 97 for a bit. I think this is actually going to happen! I can't really believe it. It seemed like we'd have the trach forever, and now it looks like my sweet little champ is going to go home trach free on Thursday. It feels too good to be true.
I know we've got a long night ahead of us - she just dropped again - but I'm really feeling positive. And it feels GREAT!!!!
Monday, February 11, 2008
And in other news, VeeGee began her several day process of decannulati
During the bronchoscop
Dr. G said that he had seen a few patients with airway's as small as VeeGee's who had done well enough to avoid further surgery, but he wasn't overly confident that she would be able to do so. There are also complicatin
She's just woken up from the anesthesia and is very active, so I'll sign off. We're not getting a room tonight because the hospital is full, unfortunate
Sunday, February 10, 2008
And the transition is going well. The new middle name/nickname has the same ending sound/syllable as her old first name/nickname, and when I ask her, "Are you *new name*?" she nods enthusiastically. AND she can say it so much easier than her old nickname.
So, today, we're telling the in-laws. Should be interesting. I'm thinking they're gonna hate it, but they never even said the other nickname right, instead calling her "insert terrible automobile name here" which is just awful, right?
I'm feeling very peaceful about this all. Finally.
AND tomorrow she gets her trach out!!!!!! HUGE MOMENT!