1st – Happy Father’s Day Jason!
Sounds like Bella did well for her Daddy yesterday. She usually does! :) Today we are going to Lasix only three times a day (my fingers are crossed) and they are going to see if they can’t get the O2 down to 25%. Yeah! And because she is eating steadily again, her weight is increasing. Good.
Which brings up the important questions – What are the magical settings on the vent that will allow us to go home? The attending smiled, probably knowing that I was going to ask that question. The highest PEEP that they would be OK with would be 7 (probably tomorrow – depends on that Attending). Her O2 will be fine. But her rate needs to come down. The RTs have also told me that her i-time probably needs to come down. Bella is still on continuous feeds, so I asked if that was a show stopper – and no it is not. She can go home on continuous. So….my glimmer of hope is getting brighter and brighter! :)