Sunday, August 5, 2012

Day 3

We had another good day today in the CVICU. Isabella is now off the nitric oxide and is only on 30% oxygen (she was on 65% this morning) and they have also increased her feeds through the feeding tube in her nose. The plan for the next few days looks like this:
Monday: Take out the RA line and the chest tubes!! The chest tubes are the three tubes coming out of her stomach that look SO painful! They will also continue to decrease the oxygen. AND they are moving all of the kids in the CVICU over to the new building. The nurse said it should take about 30-60 minutes per child (once they have set everything up to be transported). I am so excited to be able to be a part of the new unit! I heard it is SUPER nice. I will be posting pics tomorrow.. so stay tuned!
Tuesday: they plan to extubate her!! No more ventilator! We will finally get to see her pretty little face again!

Daddy's Girl!! They had to take off her leg warmers and socks and turn off the heating lamp because she started running a fever.
Hi Mommy! 
Isabella is the most stylish little girl on the floor! thats what the nurses keep telling her...;) Unfortunately all of her other leg warmers are too big, I was hoping to have a pair for every day. :) Just because she is in the hospital does not mean she can't look cute! ha. Actually leg warmers are perfect for babies to wear while in the CVICU because the nurses need to be able to see their feet. Her little legs and feet get so cold and these seem to help some. She can not wear clothes until she is moved to the 'step down' room. 

 I had to put 2 pair of socks on her!! Her feet are seriously ICE COLD!!! They keep telling me that her body temp is fine, her hands and feet are just cold from a certain medicine, but I don't care what they say... I can not let me little girl freeze!! 
My poor girl is SO hungry... she was trying to eat the sponge they use to clean her mouth! :(
I think Isabella is looking better and better every day!! I know the Lord hears our prayers! For now we will continue praising God for a smooth recovery so far and praying for everything to keep moving in the right direction, and that her mitral valve will NOT be an issue once she is off the ventilator.

Thank you all for your continued prayers, love, and support. 

Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 1Thessalonians 5:16-18

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