Thursday, April 23, 2009
11:15AM Update - Thur.
Sorry...that last post was interrupted because they wanted to get Kate up on her feet. She wasn't able to walk at all but we will try again later. Right now she is sitting next to me in the 'camper' on the couch. :)
So...chest tube. It will stay out unless she drains too much fluid into her chest. Please pray that she doesn't need a new tube put in. She would go back to PICU for that. Let's just pray that God continues to miraculously dry up her fluid output! :)
She also got her oxygen tube taken out of her nose!! And then...the big thrill of the day...they pulled her NG tube to see if she would eat today. It was so big and causing her to gag almost every time she tried to swallow. Could you please pray that she will eat/drink today?! I am coaxing an Instant Breakfast down her but it's going very s l o w l y.
She is smiling today, though. It is soooooooooooooooo good to see that sweet smile. Every time a nurse comes in, she shuts down and refuses to look at them. Her day nurse was determined to get a smile, so she brought some stickers and that did the trick. She was rewarded with a little smile and Kate showed her the stickers that Mama had brought from home.
Total Chest Fluid Output for 24 hour period:
Left side 65cc's
Right side 50cc's
She only has to get to 45cc's to get them out and go home!! Unfortunately, it was her left tube that came out this morning. Praying to be home by Sunday!! :) If so, that would be a total miracle straight from our Father in Heaven!! :)
"I got to hang out for awhile with my Mom in the camper. I'm a bit of a princess, though, and I have decided that camping is highly over-rated."