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Sunday, June 21, 2009


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!  :)


Lacey said...

You can definitly come home on continous, we've done that. Why don't they come down on her peep instead of her oxygen? 25% is room air, as good as it gets, lets get that peep down. Give her a big kiss from me and Jax.

Heather said...