July 6, 2011 2:30pm to 4:20pm
For almost 2 hours this afternoon Vivian slept in mommy's arms. What a nice treat! She is now back in bed resting. I asked our nurse and by her guesstimate we could go to the regular peds floor maybe on Friday. We'll see how it goes.
They stopped her feeds to her small intestine early this morning for two reasons. One was for the extubation. The other is because in Vivian's wiggling around the tube got pulled back into her tummy. So, it's not a TP tube anymore--now it's a second NG tube. They are going to start her feeds again slowly at something like 10cc per hour if she's ready this evening.
Here is Vivian back in bed propped with pillows. Her right arm is covered with the arterial line accessories.
Tomorrow Vivian will get her arterial line out and hopefully the NG tube** that was used for suctioning and ulcer prevention. Thanks for the verses sent to me and for your continued prayers! Love, Keri
**5:25pm The doctors just walked by and told Stephanie our nurse to take out the NG tube now, so that's done. The white tape on her nose is gone now. Also, they turned off the Milinone (sp?). That was a medication that lightened the load on her heart. Wow, we really are losing meds and tubes today!