Last night (and it had nothing to do with being on her tummy or her back because they hadn’t flipped her yet), she started to desat. Her vent pressures got really high. Eventually she ended back on the Nitric and Vec. She spiked a fever of 102.3 and had diarrhea. Samples of blood, ET secretes, and urine have been sent to the lab. Her lungs are wet and wheezy. And she is so swollen.
Her ET secretions grew some gram negative rods, so she has been started on 2 antibiotics. Her total fluids have been reduced to 75% of her maintenance level to see if they can dry her out a little. He would also like to get an arterial line. His plan is to go slow, be careful and be safe.
He was off all weekend and was upset at how she is doing today. The day nurses keep saying, we fix her during the day and they break her at night. In those comments, I see how they are coming to love sweet Bella. Everyone wants her to get better.