>> Saturday, June 20, 2009
We went to bed around 1:00am and just had a sick feeling in my stomach. I knew Kamryn was struggling after the surgery and the medical team was working so hard to get her numbers back to the good range. Besides doing procedures, that was the first time her room was really busy with activity. There were 5 or 6 people from the medical team pouring over her chart, tweaking the vent, checking her blood gases, hooking up blood pressure meds, etc. Honestly, I wimped out last night and had to leave or I would have gone crazy.
I made that walk down the long halls to the NICU this morning and my stomach was turning. It's always an anxious walk because you don't know what news you are going to get. Each time we have received fantastic news, but this time was a little different because I saw her struggling last night. One of the doctors smiled at me when I turned the corner and approached her room and I think he knew I was anxious. That was his way of telling me, as soon as possible, that we actually had a good night and I could breathe. What a relief! Kamryn's vent is down a little bit, blood pressure is up to normal, oxygen saturation is fantastic, blood gases look very good and her carbon dioxide is down in the 50's vs. the 70's which is huge progress. Today and tomorrow will be all about letting her body rest so the vent will stay up higher than it has been over the past couple days. No need to test or push her at this point. She is a little swollen right now which we expected, but she is peeing like a champ and is working the fluids out really well. She is back to her positive trend!
Brooke is also doing so well. They took her IV out last night so she is officially disconnected. I was able to feed her last night around 11:30 and she did fantastic. We can officially say she is not a worry at this point and I really think she will be discharged from the NICU tomorrow.
Stef is still in a lot of pain and discomfort. We thought she might be out tomorrow, but I'm not so sure now. No need to rush it so we will see how the rest of the day goes.
I'm off to get some breakfast. I will definitely give everyone an update this afternoon on all of the girls.