Lat night they started doing volume supports. She did well, so they increased them to 2 hours off, 4 hours on. She is tolerating that very well.
Today they are getting her ready to be extubated tomorrow. She is receiving more blood. She is receiving some steroids because her throat will be swollen from the tube. They went up a little on her sildenafil and down a little on her NO. They went down a little on her PEEP (pressure at the end of the breathe). She will be receiving a couple of breathing treatments (while still intubated) to really open up her lungs.
Goals to accomplish before we can leave ICU:
- must get off NO (I was incorrect about this. I thought she had said we would go home on nasal cannula NO, but what she meant was we would extubate to NO)
- her line in her tummy must come out
- she must be off milrinone
Goals to go home:
- all the above
- get off oxygen
- eat and gain weight
The surgeon also felt that her last chest tube could probably come out tomorrow. Jason is going to see a whole new kid.