Monday, January 19, 2009

Day 13: Getting Stronger

Saturday went slow, Deeva was not in good humor and was fussing much. At least Sunday was different. She woke up early in the morning, and watched sing alongs during the whole morning, which had a good effect on her mood. In the afternoon she got her pulmozyme treatment, then albuterol (which had me on watch as it had previously had an allergic reaction on baby). Her HR was high, but didnt went beyond 175, although she dropped oxygenation to 89-90. After it was over she returned to 94-95 oxygenation, so I didn't see any improvement...

We suction every half hour, and ask nurses to come do deep suction when needed. So far, it all has been about secretions overload, but they are clear. Teething keeps its progress, adding more salivation than usual. Lungs seem fairly clear, so most of the action is in the back of the nose and upper throat. Based on Deedee's outlook, I feel next extubation will succeed. It should be today or tomorrow. No fever has reappeared, so fingers crossed on that one. Let's watch what happens. We REALLY want to go home as soon as possible. Don't want any cross-infection to take place.

On a happier note, DeeVa is now 17 MONTHS!!! YAY!!! We are so lucky, and so blessed! That goes to show that breaking charts is NOT a bad thing at all.



Sky said...

Im so glad to hear she is doing good, it really sounds like she is ready... we will keep our fingers crossed, say a prayer and send positive thoughts all dady today and tuesday!!!

GROUNDEL THE UGLY (aka Sti) said...

Yey! I'm glad to hear that baby is doing better. Keep it up DeeDee! You can do it! You can do it!
Wonder Pets! Wonder pets!

Mary said...

Glad to hear she was doing a little better. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers for a successfuly extubation!! HUGS! ~Mary