Ava has been in a good mood the last two days...knock on wood. This morning when I came in she was wide awake and alert. While I was talking to her she just looked at me as if she was interested in what I was saying. They increased her feedings to 6cc an hour and removed the dressing from her chest, leaving the staples and chest tubes. Hopefully the staples will be out by the weekend. I talked the the surgeon's nurse and she explained the fluid pockets to me a little more. She said that they will keep an eye on them via chest x-rays, in hopes that her body will get rid of them on it's own. If it looks as though they get worse then they will have to do something about it, maybe insert another chest tube. So right now we are kind of stuck until that resolves. Hopefully she will be able to be weaned from the vent when that is corrected. I think personally that if the fluid issue is resolved and her pain is managed well she will be able to come off...knock on wood. That again, is just my opinion.
Well, last night I went out to dinner with Megan and Matt (Bella's parents). It was nice to get away for awhile and talk with them. Bella was able to go home today!!! Before she left they stopped by to say good-bye and I got to see Bella smile a couple of times. It was really sweet. I wish you guys the best...Bella stay clear from the hospital!!!
Do Not Worry
9 years ago