Little Bella has captured the hearts of our family and everyone that meets her. We want to share her story with all.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Look!

I honestly can’t tell you the last time I held little Bella.  Look!

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Since Dr. Jones changed her trach and removed the stitches, she is off fresh trach precautions.  Her other surgeon (I can’t spell his name  :(  ) came by and OK’d her to start eating again.  So her NeoSure 30 k/cal plus corn oil has been re-started – slowly (5 ml/hr), but we’ll get there.

Today’s nurse also went ahead and made us our trach bags and she kept turning down the oxygen.  Bella is at 25% FIO2 and a PEEP of 9.  Her tidal volumes are still 60.  Today has been a very good day!

9 comments:

My name is Sarah said...

Such a beautiful sight. You both look marvelous.

Cammie Heflin said...

She looks great! Glad things are improving!

Kathie said...

I am so glad that you got to hold her again - I know you must have been dying to cuddle up with her!

CYNDI said...

Hip, Hip Hooray! You look so happy!

Lacey said...

Ohh she looks so good, how great to finally get to hold her. I'm so happy for you.

Shasta said...

Yahoo way to go Bella! Shelly your smile says it all!

Heather said...

Loved finding these pictures tonight.Bella looks great.You BOTH look great.Step by step,little by little you all are finding your way.Slow and steady ...

maniamam said...

Happy day! Good call on the allergic reaction. It must be heaven to hold her again. Here's to another good day!

Blarney Girl said...

Bella, you're looking great!! Must be nice to be in mom's arms and not in that old hospital bed! :D