Sunday, June 29, 2008

PICU Update

Emily spent just under 24 hours on the ventilator. Around noon on Saturday they had lowered her pain meds so that she would be awake enough to do the extubation. She did great after the tube came out!!! She was breathing fine on her own and has been ever since!

Her g-tube site looks great too. She started getting fed through her new tube last night, just pedialyte, and this morning they started her on her formula. She is tolerating it very well so far, although she is only getting a teensy bit continuously. So we just need to give it some time and see how she does as we increase her feeds until they are back to normal.

She had a good night last night, and they will probably be moving her back down to the post-surgery floor later today.

Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers and keep them coming! :)

5 comments:

Sue said...

Thank you so much for the updates, Aimee. I cannot believe what you and Emily have been through. I feel like I've been holding my breath since I read the blog last night. I'm glad we can all breathe easier now. We are praying for our little Emily. We love you all. Aunt Sue, Great Grandma and Grandpa.

Shanna Grimes said...

I'm glad to hear she is doing better. It just breaks my heart to hear about her being in pain. We will continue our prayers for Emily and your family.

-Shanna (Kaylee's Mom)

Gretchen said...

Praying for your sweet little girl and for you too, Aimee! HUGS!

Kim said...

Glad she is doing better! Sending prayers and thoughts to you and Emily!

Heather said...

Big hugs Aimee! I'm praying for little miss Emily and so glad she was able to get off the vent so quickly! Tell her not to scare her momma like that anymore ;)