The three babies around us are leaving the floor, we are not for a while. Yesterday they were talking to extubate on Saturday, now it’s Sunday or Monday.
We are back to our familiar territory – oxygen saturation and dieresis. Her lungs are wet. Over night she kept de-sating, so they increased her PEEP – that’s the pressure that comes at the end of the breathe from the ventilator. Seems to have helped. They have increased her lasix again and are using another diuretic. They want her to be –100 today. She is starting to get really puffy. They are delicately decreasing her NO (nitric oxide) and increasing her sildenafil, since they do the same thing and they want her off the ventilator eventually. They did take out one of her chest tubes since she’s not draining some much blood anymore.
So a small step backward, but hopefully she’ll drain a lot of this fluid and feel more comfortable soon.
Then her med tower – got pictures of both sides - glad I don’t have to keep track of all of those