Sunday, February 15, 2009

Extubated!!!!


We got here today and Grace was in the middle of a spontaneous trial off the vent---even though her blood gas numbers weren't great they wanted to see what Grace could do. Well she looked better than she did on the vent and was even breathing better so they decided to extubate.


Talk about shocked...to be honest I was extremely upset and scared to death especially because her xray looks terrible today compared to the picture perfect one taken yesterday. Seriously I was going to pounce on someone but I restrained and tried to put my trust in the skilled medical staff and knowing that Gracie tends to do things backwards anyway.


She extubated beautifully!! No holding her breath and turning purple, her sats gradually came up and she is currently resting peacefully on high-flow of 5 at 55%. We will keep you posted.


Thanks for your prayers, thoughts, and positive vibes.

5 comments:

The G Fam said...

WE are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Excited!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!!!!!!!! Whoo-Hoo!!!!!!!!!! You go Gracie Girl!!!!

Trent, Sherie, Adam & Bridget said...

oh congratulations. That is wonderful. I'm so glad you have this blog so we can keep posted.

Aimee and Hardy said...

Oh yay! I'm so glad she's off the vent. Keep up the good work Gracie!

Douglas Lai said...

Wow! Way to go Grace. You certainly do things your own way.
Erica

Christina said...

Yea for being off the vent! I hope she continues to improve. Keep up the good work!

Hugs & Prayers,
Christina