All in all, everyone feels great about today. Her temp and heart rose slightly at 1 oclock about. Max temp was 101 and max heart rate was in the 110-120 range. When I was there tonight, her heart rate really jumped when she woke up and realized it's me. She would try to sit up, blink, etc. Looks pretty uncomfortable, yet something she has to go through. They are really wanting to get her off the ventilator by weekend, and it really seems like she could just pull that thing out now, and breathe fine. Maybe, it's just me but it seems having people in there talking to her really close to her face, and being very emotional is counterproductive at this point. She seems to understand, and also get emotional. If I bring up Chloe or Safiya, she sort of starts crying. It's a tricky thing trying to figure out the right and wrong things to say as she needs to spend her energy on getting better. I think if you are in the room with her, just reassuring her that she is safe is probably the thing to do, at least until she is extabated. I notice that if I am in there, but out of sight a bit, her heart rate doesn't jump up quite so high...might just be me. But if you are in her room, try to take notice of that...thanks!!:)
Enough of that, the vascular surgeon came by at my prodding to take another look at her left hand, and still feels she is not stable enough to do anything. I need to call him tomorrow to get the full scoop on that.
Safiya had a little milestone of a day, gaining another 1.4 ounces over night. She drank the full bottle on 3 of the 4 feedings today. Normally she is out asleep after I feed her at night, but tonight she was wide awake for about an hour after she ate..throwing a semi tantrum. I forgot already from Chloe what that was all about. Tonight it ended up being a gas problem....I may have let her suck on an empty bottle for a couple minutes...oops. Sportscenter was on..what can I say.
Chloe was wonderful as always!!! Thanks for all the support..cards...and everything else. Words can't explain my thankfulness I have for all of it.