<----Photo is from June 29th (Day before surgery) Look at those huge cheekies!!!
Brinson has been playing the new IV game about every 2-6 hours since the central line has been pulled. She has been blowing through IVS because the volume is so high and her veins are just not that great.
They tried a PIC line this morning but were not lucky. They are likely going to do a another central line today. This will require a surgeon and going to OR.
Brinson has been progressing on the vent because her blood gases have been going well. She is now on a rate of 20-25bpm. They are preparing her for CPAP. The vent causes damage and the sooner you get her off the better. It is a balance and they do not want to push her too hard....she is still recovering from the surgery. Also her O2 requirements are still quite high at 84%...but have been as high as 100% because of her pain which has caused severe de-saturations and not breathing episodes. They think her pain management is under control....what a relief. The last 2 evenings we have been watching her grimace and cry.
BTW Please add Noah to your thoughts and prayers list. He has 2 infections as well.