Today we put Bella on her home vent! It was a little touchy at first. Her heart rate went up and her respiration rate went up, but she was still sating beautifully. Evidently all vents feel a little different, so it takes a little time to get used to it.
Bella asleep – she likes to kick off her blankets. :)
Laugh if you will, but in addition to the discharge chart, I have my own list of goals written on the wall. It has helped. Today in rounds the Attending told me that one of the doctors has agreed to be her Primary Intensivist – like a Primary Care Doctor here. Wahoo! Someone that will be consistent. We will still have a new Attending every three or four days, but they will answer to this consistent doctor. I am excited about this. I’m hoping it will help.
Oh, and they are talking about increasing her calories from 110 to 140 or 150. We’ll see. She did gain last night. She’s now at 5 kg. Consistent weight gain, baby. That’s what we need.