Well, I just had to let everyone know how well the extubation has gone so far, I'm going to go lay back down and get myself better so that I can go and see my precious little girl tomorrow!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
She did it!!!! She was extubated at 2:30 on Tuesday afternoon! She's on c-pap, but her stats (heart rate in the 140's, respiratory rate in the 30's and saturations in the low 70's) are all very good. They've been checking her blood gases frequently and they are also looking good, so it seems like she's tolerating the extubation well. I am so proud of my little turtlebug! She is so amazingly strong and beautiful. I just can't get enough of her. The one and only down side of the whole day was that I woke up with the stomach flu and couldn't go to the hospital to be with her. It's killing me to not be able to be there with her right now!! I'm still feeling a little bit queasy this morning, and since I'd rather not risk getting her sick, I'm staying away again today. Of course Ben feels like he's won the lottery with all the extra Mommy time, so I guess it's not all bad. My Mom and Dad were able to go in for a little while yesterday to see Elaina and they told me that she looked great. She doesn't like the c-pap attachment in her nose, but otherwise she's looking good. My Dad said that she looks more pink than she has in weeks, and that while her foot still doesn't look normal, it looks MUCH better than it has in a long time.