On Wednesday we went to pulmonology. He was so encouraged by her progress that he gave us some pretty amazing orders – orders that caused me to almost hyperventilate!! He wants us to work up to 12 hours on the HME and 8 of those on the Passy-Muir. Oh – my head felt light, my pulse quicken. I was amazed and totally frightened. But she is showing me that she is ready to take the next step. We used to do her HME times 2 hours 2 or 3 times a day. Yesterday we upped that to 3 hours. And…she did it!!! Her nurse and I were both so anxious that last half hour. Her respiration rate was getting so high, but her heart rate and O2 stats were beautiful, so we let her do it. Wow, baby girl!
Then today the Passy-Muir came. I popped it on, and she has been talking for the last hour. My goodness, little one!!! Congratulations on breathing. Congratulations on finding your voice! We are all smiles around her! We love you!