Thursday, August 6, 2009
Awake and Not Cranky
Karsie looked good today. She has been weaned to 10 bpm, which means she will be off very soon. They are looking to give her a boost of steroids just before she goes off to help her with her breathing. They also weaned her pain medicine to once every 12 hours instead of 8. We'll see how that goes. We're much happier with this plan set in place as it seems they are taking their time with taking her off the ventilator. Last time it seemed like they were trying to power through, which is fine, but it didn't work. We are happy that this time they are really taking their time.
Karsie is also getting close to getting some food again. She hadn't produced much bile and so that probably means it's close. Patch still looks good. When we went in we just missed the surgeon, but he said it looked good so far. The nurse also told us that the granulation looked tougher and had a coating on it that was more than yesterday. Signs are looking good today.