Friday, August 7, 2009
Drain tubes are out!
Hailey got her drain tubes out today! She did really well, she is still a bit swollen from having her chest closed but she is urinating well and should get that fluid off in a few days. Once all that fluid is gone they will start more aggressively getting her off of the ventilator! She has been on it for 2 1/2 weeks now, it would be so great to see her without it!
I also got to hold her for the second time ever today! What a great feeling that was, she had to stay in her bed while I held her because of the ventilator, but as soon as that is gone, lots more holding will happen! She sure seemed to know that I was there, her oxygen saturation levels increased while I was holding her, but we're still waiting for her to open her eyes more often. They are decreasing her meds slowly and that should help wake her up a bit more.