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.  

1 comment:

  1. You are so right...she has fought through so much more than any of us know.
    She is so much tougher and stronger than we can imagine.
    your tender love as parents will help her through this, and we support all of you as we can.
    Prayer is good, but right now, freezer space is needed for the milk?
    Who, nearby, has freezer space for the milk?

    May she be extubated, may she tolerate feeds, and may someone have freezer space.

    God bless Karsie, God bless Michelle and Kevin.
    God bless her family and friends, and the nurses and doctors & carers caring for them all.

    Love, Jen.