Arabella started fighting against her vent, at least that’s what they think. Her stats went down, she got all marbly, her face was ashen, and her hands were blue- and her Mama was worried.
They decided she needed to be more sedated and medicine came flying into this baby. She has been given more morphine, versed, something that starts with an A for anxiety (asked them to give me some), and paralyzed her again.
Her stats look better.
She is fluid overloaded. She is –4.4 instead of –100, so they are going to work a little harder on that goal. (Remember that is output – so they want her to go a lot, but my diuretic dependent baby doesn’t like to do that so much!)
They also don’t like the looks of the drainage from her chest tube, so they are sending it away for testing – and plan on changing her formula to something easier on the lymph nodes. Poor baby! The testing hasn’t come back yet, but they are looking for chylous and if it’s there, they will change her to enfaport lipid.
Hang tough, little one!