Thursday, July 7, 2011

It's Thursday Again

Vivian is sleeping nicely right now.  Let's see, she's had a busy day so far.  She did get her arterial line out this morning.  And, surprise, her surgeon Dr. Davis stopped back at 2:30pm and took out her peritineum tube.  Vivian got really mad at the Dr. and dropped her O2 sat to 42% briefly. 

They are increasing her feeds throughout the day.  Vivian also had another bath, and I held her for a little over an hour.  We also had Vivian sitting up in bed with complete support from Mom.  That is very good for her to get fluids out and expand her lungs. 

She still has her two chest tubes in.  I don't know what the units are, but in the 24 hour period leading up to midnight last night she had a total of 125 output.  They would like to see a total output of less than 30 before removal.  They plan to keep Vivian in the ICU while she has the tubes.

Ken and the boys are here, and we are going to have dinner together while Vivian sleeps.  Love, Keri

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