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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Two Weeks Post-Op

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This is Bella today:





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They moved her into a crib.




As you can tell from the picture, equipment keeps leaving our room – yay!  They took away the Nitric Oxide today.  She doesn’t need it anymore.  She is on 2 liters of oxygen right now.

The results from her ultrasound were inconclusive, but clinically she looks good.

She is eating from the bottle for all of her feeds now.  This is good.  Two things that I have noticed: 1. she doesn’t sweat anymore when she eats.  2. she is able to go to the bathroom easier.   I know that sounds weird, but she used to cry when she had a bowel movement.  Today she just filled her pants and went on with her day.  That is good.

Least we have all good news, her chest x-ray looks worse.  We will not be leaving ICU with this much yuck in her chest.  She has breathing treatments (that she hates by the way) every four hours, but it doesn’t want to clear up.  We’ll see.  They did another x-ray this afternoon.  Half of her right lung is now collapsed.  Bad.  But to look at her you wouldn’t know it.  She is breathing fast, she is pulling every so slightly – but compared to how she used to look, she looks wonderful!  And she is comfortable.  One doctor said to her, “Bella, you are confusing us.”


Anonymous said...

Yeah back to baby land...crib toys and poopy diapers. Making progress!! As for the xray-opposition in all things right:) I am so excited to see her someday sooner than later. She is a cute little butterfly!

Kristin said...

I thought "She looks great!" even before I read what you wrote. Hopefully, her lungs start looking great soon, too!