Let me apologize before hand if this post is somewhat incoherent; I've been up since 4am and just got home from checking cleaning in freshman apartments. I just wanted to post tonight because I know there are many wanting to know how she is doing.
Gracie's heart cath was really successful and she is recovering comfortably. Apparently Gracie just wants to be a pioneer in her recovery first being suspended for several days and now having to have had two stints placed at either end of her sano--something that they say they have never done. At one end a muscle was compressing the sano and at the other end there seemed to be a kink.
The doctors are optimistic that this will help her so much, we can already see an improvement. Gracie's sats have stayed stable in the high 70s and 80s. They have weaned her on her vent and feel she is ready to be extibated, but promised to wait till tomorrow afternoon when Jason and I can be there. We are hoping that this procedure was exactly what Grace needed to get her over the hump and excel now.
I also spoke to the doctor about her heart arrhythmia and they are thinking that the stints are going to help with that so they aren't going to start her on any meds to treat it for now. I'm a little concerned but I trust that the doctors know what they are talking about. We have been in the PICU for so long that I know that many of her care givers love Gracie and want her to excel as much as we do. Since she has been reintubated everyone who walks by stops and asks what happened because it is such a shock to see her reintubated. How wonderful it is to know that she is cared for by so many nurses and staff in the PICU--it makes leaving her there a little bit easier.
Thank you again for all your thoughts, prayers and support.