Isn't this picture so cute? Gracie spent about 10 minutes just playing with me and even smiled so big for me. I tried to capture the smile but just got this little smirk, with all the ativan, methadone,and loratab that Gracie is on I think she looks good for being so out of it.
All of Grace's IVs were turned off except for her diuretics, those she is only getting every 6 and 8 hours. She is off the high flow and doing great, while I was there today we had to titrate her oxygen from 1 1/2 liters to just 1/2 liter and she still was sating at 80. If we could only teach her to stop holding her breath and turning purple when she gets mad.
Her lungs seem to be improving, very slowly. The right side looks great, but the left side hasn't improved much. But like I said as long as she does well they will just watch it for now. We may have to come back to the hospital every couple of days after we leave to get x-rays to watch her lungs, but that is nothing.
Tomorrow Grace has a swallow study and as long as she does well through the night without her milirone we can very well be moved to the floor. Yah!!! Though I hate many aspects about the floor, number one being that I can't leave the hospital at night because the thought of her only being checked every four hours and being alone in a room scares me, it is one step closer to being home.