Hi, everyone, We're getting all settled into our Peds ICU room in St. Vincent's Children's Hospital in Indy. Maddy wasn't keeping her oxygen saturation up high enough, so we're keeping a closer eye on her here.
Her breathing is rather rapid and she's "retracting" with every breath, meaning she's pulling hard. But we're down from 2 liters of O2 to 1.5, and she's SATing perfectly with that. Her ABGs came back great. She's starting to look much more pink. She's very grouchy, though, because she's getting no food until tomorrow. They want to keep her stomach relatively empty tonight just in case they need to put her on the respirator.
I have no idea how long we'll be here, but I have a brand new Grisham book that Glen got me for my birthday, and can't forget the accounting textbook. So I'm good... :)
I'll update more tomorrow....er...later today!