Friday, August 7, 2009
Feeding Part II
Karsie still is having her tantrums, but she seems to be consolable after some work. However, her stats and gases seem to be going well. She is still on the new ventilator and her blood gases so far have been great. She is being weaned off of that starting at 20 yesterday. This new machine gives Karsie air pressure every minute so it is an easier transition, but it's still very bulky. She has been since weaned to 16 and 10 is again our goal. If she continues to produce such good gases she may not be on this one long.
Just before we left there was discussion about starting to try and feed her again with pedialyte. The only stats that have been not so good are her blood pressure and heart rate. However, with the boosts of steroids just given, those are expected to be high. Hopefully Karsie will just get some rest.