This morning they are down to 60% oxygen they are giving Maria, and her scores are still holding fine...they were doing some stuff to her, so monitor wasn't displaying or I'd tell you exact scores. Periodically, the pulmonary team comes in and asks them to back off the sedation because they want to know that she will move her legs and arms. The nurse told me that she told them that Maria doesn't like it, but they insisted on knowing, so she said "I did it to please them". Movement resulted, so she put her back up and when I went in she was pretty quiet tho breathing "hard". I thought her face looked much better this morning...better coloring, more rested, eyes not as puffy.
At 12:41 p.m. (just now) they were giving her 55% oxygen and her score was 95%.
It gets scary now and then as they are working with her, but we know this is going to take time. I am "resting" in the Lord, because my faith is stronger now than in the beginning and it was pretty strong then.
Last night just before we left for the night I was in the room and Maria started what looked like gagging. Nurse said that she was coughing. They succioned out the stuff and she calmed right down. I was glad Noylen wasn't in the room at the time, cause the inhalation therapist was having trouble getting the suction to work and Dr. Wolfe took over and the equipment worked...One of them said that "you just have to do it left handed" and then the specialist had to take some ribbing. With a twinkle in her eye, Dr. Wolfe said "it's because I have so much more experience" but it was all in good nature.
Baby is doing fine and is breathing totally on her own not even pressure, thus no nose "clips". They increase her feeding daily and still has the iv going into the belly button, but may be off that today or tomorrow, then she'll be in a regular "bed" instead of an enclosed one. I still haven't seen her eyes yet, so she's still pretty sleepy, but all looks good for her. They hope to bring her up to Maria's room today, but I can't imagine that they would take her out of the isolet at this point.
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