Thursday, August 6, 2009
Tube is Coming Out
So...we have a fighter. In the good way and the bad way. She has fought her way through three weeks of such intensity that most of us will never know, but she is fighting everything that's good too...including us. Tonight we went in and she started to fuss. She was given some pain medication and she fought that. We calmed her down, but then she would wake up and throw a tantrum. Bearing down, wailing her fists, holding her breath, etc. We know that part of this is probably due to the steroids, which increases heart rate, blood pressure, and alertness (which makes it harder to sleep), and we're also sure this is due to her tube that she wants out. At 10:00 she will have her second dose of steroids, after which they will extubate her. So, hopefully by midnight tonight she will not have a tube down her throat.