Elsie was taken off the oscillator Sunday night and put on a lesser powered ventilator. She can practice breathing on her own, but the ventilator is there to help her if she gets tired or forgets to breathe. Doncha just hate it when you forget to breathe? This is an attempt to help build up her lungs instead of giving her steroids. It is still likely that she will eventually get steroids, but the dr wanted to try this ventilator first.
The stitches from her heart surgery were removed on Sunday, and her wound is healing nicely.
I know there were other things that I wanted to say, but my brain is failing me right now. So I'll post some pictures instead.
|Here she is feeling the CO2 monitor, trying to figure out what it is :)|
|I love this picture because you can see how tiny she is compared to the nurse's hand.|
Thank you all again and again for all of your prayers and support. Our journey would be so much harder to bear if we didn't have all of you.