Bella’s trach is healing well. The doctor is pleased. Tomorrow they will change that for the first time. A big step.
Bella is still playing with fevers.
Besides her occasional desat and brady, her newest fun is in her digestive system. Her poor little belly is distended, warm, and hard. She has been NPO (no food) since yesterday when I first noticed her tummy problem. Her x-ray shows that her bowels still have contrast in them from last week’s Upper GI. So things are slow moving. They gave her one glycerin suppository last night and she did stool, but nothing since then. The surgeons will come and evaluate and we’ll go from there. I feel badly because she grimaces when they poke on her belly. Poor thing!
The Child Life Specialist made a trach doll for Bella’s sisters. She also sewed in a little g-tube for them.