Monday, February 02, 2009

In the PICU

Good news! She was able to tolerate coming off the ventilator and went straight to 1 liter of oxygen by nasal cannula. They have a ventilator on standby in her room, but it's looking less and less likely that she'll need it. Her oxygen saturations are in the high 70's and low 80's. She's in some pain, but the nurses are keeping on top of it. The doctor said that they are going to hold off on feeds for at least 24 hours. Right now it's still looking like we'll be in the PICU until tomorrow or Wednesday, then we'll go to the 3rd floor for a couple of days and then Elaina will be able to go back to South Davis. I've taken a few pictures, but the cord I need is buried in one of my bags and I can't get to it at the moment, so I'll have to post later. So far, so good. Thank you so much for keeping us your thoughts and prayers.
Hollie, Ben and Elaina


Tina:0) said...

So glad that things went well!! Sounds like she's doing super - no more nasty tube down her nose - YAAAY!!!

Kathy said...

oh..superstar indeed!'ll have to ask us g-tuber moms all the tricks. (there's SO much the docs don't tell you)

i won't overwhelm you now..but, when you're ready..I'll write you a book!

kiss her cutie pie face for me!

Anderson Family said...

We are so happy to read that everything went well today. Now she won't have to wear her little "no no's." This will probably be a huge blessing for her and for you!

Here's hoping for a very speedy recovery!

Kristi from IHH

Jake & Stephanie Ellinger said...

Good for her! She's such a trooper... look how far she's come :)

Nathan's on the third floor just hanging out until the doctors decide exactly what bug he's picked up. I'll have to come and check on you tomorrow when I go back up.

Vanessa said...

So happy the surgery went well and she is already extubated!

You have some really good friends who can give you advice on the g-tube issues.

The Portas said...

GOOD GOOD good news! I'm so happy everything went as planned and that recovery is going well. Give her lots of loves for me! Can't wait for cutie pics... xoxoxo

summer said...

Prayers for a fast recovery! You are an amazing mother with two very special kiddos!

With love,
Summer Strickland (Mason's Mommy)

The Hood's said...

So happy to hear that she did so well! What a trooper! Hope things continue to go well, and she's settled back by the weekend! Good luck, we'll keep praying!