Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Morning Update (8-4)
Karsie was still ticked when we went to see her this morning. The day nurse also thought that she was in pain. After a while, the nurse practitioner came by and ok'd the use of continual pain medication other than Tylenol. She almost immediately seemed to calm down and her heart rate/blood pressure went down as well. We also noticed that she is starting to get a little chunky...not puffy, but getting fat rolls.
She was also weaned when we were there. She is now down to 14 breaths per minute. We hope that with a good day she may be off of the ventilator by tomorrow. Hopefully for good. She is still producing green bile, albeit a lighter color of green. Therefore, her feeding will be pushed back a bit. We'll update again some time tonight. Sweet dreams Karsie.