Our sleeping beauty...
Extubated and feeling much better!Teagan had a great night last night resting comfortably and pretty sedated. This morning however, they held off on some of the sedatives so she could wake up more and be extubated. When I arrived around 7am she was thrashing back and forth and very mad! They said its the worst right before extubation because they're pretty awake and not appreciating the huge tube down their throat. Once the Dr. gave the ok, they extubated her around 8am and also took out her NG suction. Right now she's on just under a liter of oxygen to help keep her sats up while she adjusts to breathing on her own and she's satting in the low to mid 80s.
The plan for today is to offer her a bottle in a few hours which should make her happy. They will also probably take out atleast 1 or 2 of the 3 chest tubes this afternoon along with her pacer wires. She had some moderate draining out of her center chest tube so they might leave it in for one more day. They also plan on taking out her catheter and her 'brain sticker' when she wakes up. Right now she is resting and sucking like mad on her binky so they don't want to mess with her! There's talk of possibly moving to the floor tommorrow if they can wean her off the milrenone and onto some captopril. They'll also want to wean her off morphine and onto the oxycodone. Everything is definitely moving in the right direction and Teag is much much happier now that she's extubated!
Trent is at the local Urgent Care right now because he's having some serious back pain. He could hardly get up out of bed this morning! Please say a prayer for him also as he is supposed to return to work on friday and right now can hardly walk.