The pulmonologists just left. They have spoken with the Attending and would like to continue to try and wean the PEEP. They want to do a broncialscope (probably spelled wrong). They will go down and look at her airway and see once and for all if she has broncial malasia. They also would like to try a HCT – I think that stands for humidified collar trial. That is where they take her off the vent and see her “work of breathing.” Wouldn’t it be wonderful to not have to be on a vent all the time? We’ll see.
Add in the hearing test and the button and we should have a busy next 2 weeks. But…the exciting part is 2 weeks. I have heard 2 weeks for 6 weeks now. But the difference now is that I’m starting to hear the same things from different sources – wahoo! The pulmonologist said he’d like to see us leave here at 3 months – July 8th. A new day to circle on my calendar!