Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Some ups

We have mostly good news from last time.  There was some divided opinion between doctors as to whether to extubate her or not.  During rounds, the head doctor wanted to extubate her after using a needle to drain some fluid in her lungs and then looking at a new chest xray.  Everything went well and at around noon they extubated her.  Bronwyn and I had to leave the room.  The nurse told us that after they took the tube out they asked her name.  She replied with "Brea" before adding "get this thing out of here!". 

She now has a nasal cannula.  She is much happier without the breathing tube.  Despite being quite croaky (and no doubt sore) she is able to communicate with us.  Her last request was to wear her silver shoes. 

Unfortunately she still has a fever.  It is not unusual that she would get a fever, but it is worrying that the tylenol has not been able to reduce the fever.   The doctors also think she will be quite uncomfortable as she has a lot of gas in her stomach that she needs to get rid of.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like good news to me. I'm praying for that fever to go down as soon as possible.

    Be strong, guys! And give that girl her silver shoes!!