Our sweet Child Life Specialist made a point of allowing me to hold Bella today. I have to admit that I love that, but I’m not sure how much she enjoyed it today. I think she is still hurting – her tummy is still pretty yucky.
She tolerated her pedialyte at a rate of 5cc’s an hour over night and then today. But Pedi surg. is not comfortable with her eating yet. So she has been increased to 10 cc’s an hour and they will continue to check residuals (if there is anything left in her tummy). The good news is that she can start using her tummy for meds, so sildenadil and bostenan can come back aboard. Yeah – we’ll be able to start weaning the Nitric hopefully tomorrow.
Suctioning her trach isn’t that hard. I’m just amazed at how often she needs it done.