So far, so good today. Elaina's blood gases are looking better and her swollen face continues to go down. They are still doing deep suction in her lungs and are beginning to get more and more gunk out. This is good, the less gunk in her lungs the better! She's been able to go down to 60% oxygen so far on the ventilator. This is also good, she was at 85% yesterday. So, still the small baby (turtle) steps. The surgeon came by and looked at her chest today. He said that her heart looks great, but her lungs are still swollen. He may take another look later on to see how she's doing, and if he feels she's gotten rid of enough fluids he might close her chest tonight. Otherwise it will most likely happen tomorrow. We're not out of the woods yet, but I think I can see the clearing up ahead.
I think Elaina's new nickname is going to be "TurtleBug" :)