"The Spirit of God hath made me and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life." - Job 33:4
Today we made the big move out of Cardiovascular ICU back down to Pedi ICU. It was a three ring circus to transfer with 4 chest tube drains, an arterial line, a central line, an IV pole with 9 med pumps, 2 catheters, a ventilator - oh, and a baby with new lungs. (And a partridge in a pear tree)
Baby steps. The docs discontinued dialysis because her kidneys are working great. They resumed physical therapy. Discontinued nitric oxide. Discontinued TPN. Gave a round of IVIG - immunoglobulin and upped her feeds a teenie tiny bit. Still a great deal of work to go in the coming weeks to get her off of her intense pain/sedation medication regimen, but all in all a great day to be Parson Blue.
Par & Dr. Heinle -lung transplant SUPER surgeon! I love a man that can sew - (His sewing skills put mine to shame.) He knit the tiny connections back together to give her NEW life!
Ventilator display screen shot -- The little red peaks are Parson's first baby breaths she took on her own. Amazing!
The PICU welcome crew getting Parson settled
I saved the best for last.... But since I cannot post a video here on the blog -- I am going to post a video of a BIG DEEP breath on FB. The video shows a spontaneous breath - one Parson initated on her own. You just gotta see it for yourself - it is AMAZING!
Now, take a deep breath - you will be glad you did.