July 5, 2011 Vivian napping today
She has had two pressure trials today to test her breathing and she has done well. Vivian is showing by different indicators that she will handle being off the breathing vent and going to a nose canula with oxygen. We learned that a child can be breathing adequately on the vent but not do well if off due to heavy meds, etc. So, that's what they are preparing and testing Vivian to make sure she will pick up the work of breathing on her own and not be "lazy" or tired. I'm a little nervous, but the staff said she is doing well.
That's all for now.