Tuesday, March 13, 2012
This Morning's Rounds
The docs just rounded and they have lots of exciting plans for today. They are cutting both of Katherine's sedation medicines (Versed and Fentanyl) in half. She did well on her ventilator trials yesterday and her blood gasses looked very "reassuring" so they are going to do an echo of her heart, another pressure trial on the vent, and then extubate this afternoon if all still looks well. Yay!!! We still won't be able to hold her with the chest tubes, arterial line, and foley in, but we will be able to hear her again. We heard her cry when she was first born and a few times in the NICU when we did her "cares", but she has been unable to make any sound since they put the vent in for her surgery. I especially miss the little noises she would make when she is sleeping. We just praise the Lord for all He has done for our little girl and for working through the medical staff here at CMC to allow her little half a heart do the job of a whole one.