They just finished extubating Addie at 2:30 this afternoon and she is doing well. Her oxygen levels are actually better than when she was intubated! It's the first time I've ever seen her O2 stats in the 99 and 100 percent! Woo hoo!
They also took out her NG (feeding tube throught the nose, which was hooked up to suction to suck out acid build up in her tummy).
They also took off two of the sticky electrodes that monitored oxygen and CO2, one on her forehead and one on her back. She didn't like that too much.
And lastly, they took out her catheter! Yeah, didn't like that either.
The best part is, she is still on very little morphine and she is resting very comfortably and seems to not be in any pain. God is so good. This is such a huge testimate to His almighty hand at work.
She has also had two dirty diapers which is another good sign, although they were really grouse! I went ahead and let the nurse change those. Hey, might as well while I can, right?!
They are going to let her rest for a bit, then will check the blood gases and as long as those look good I'll get to hold her!! YEAH!
Dr. Davis, the surgeon is in a conference speaking (I guess he's THE man around here) so he will come by after that and possibly be taking out the two drainage tubes!
Addie is left with a nasal canula to give her oxygen as needed, but right now it's looking pretty good! Here are some post-extubation pics!
Thanks for your prayers!