>> Tuesday, June 30, 2009
We more or less stayed the same today on Kamryn's ventilator settings which means we didn't take any steps back. The only negative today was with feeds. There were some issues last night and this morning when she spit up a small amount of the feeds so they decided to cut them off completely for a little while. I think they will start again tomorrow with 1ml/hr and work up from there taking it a little slower.
Kamryn is still a little swollen and I thought this would work itself out a little faster than it has. She is still peeing great, but she just hasn't been able to get all of it out of her. She is gaining weight and hit the 8 pound mark today!! Her blood gases are really good, but just not quite good enough to wean yet. I think that will happen tomorrow if the 4:00am gases look good.
Our primary nurses rock! I mean we have been blessed by a rock solid team who just adore Kamryn. Gretchen went out and got her some little socks and hats the other day to accessorize her! Kamryn looks really cute with them on. Traci and Monica have been such a comfort to us. I told Traci today that the three of them have allowed us to sleep at night because we know they are in such great hands. We are a little bummed that Traci is going on vacation and won't be back until Wed next week. We are going to miss her greatly, but she deserves a break! Here is the latest note that Monica made for Hollie as they continue to trade notes back and forth.
Kamryn has adjusted well to the new placement of her stomach tube. They moved it from her mouth to her nose and I think she prefers it there if it has to be in.
I think that is about it. I hope tomorrow I can report some positive movement on the vent settings!
Have a great evening!