Sorry for the lack of posting! Wednesday afternoon we were able to head up to the floor for continued healing. The night before, the doctors had put her back on C-Pap at night, even though she was down to 2 liters of oxygen during the day. They wanted to be cautious about making sure she got extra help during the night, so that she could do better during the day. C-Pap did not go well and she was very upset about the whole thing. So, Wednesday night they decided to put her on high flow oxygen, instead of C-Pap. Unfortunately (or I guess fortunately), that didn't go well either! I think because she was too well to need the high flow, it was just super annoying to her. So, Thursday morning during rounds the doctors decided we could take her off of oxygen all together and see how she did. Well, she did fabulously! She saturated in the high 90s all day and even throughout the night as she slept. So, Friday the docs decided that there was really no reason to keep her in the hospital! So, on the 13th day of her stay, we were finally released to go home. We have spent the last day and a half at Bev's house, just to make sure that Carla is well enough to travel and, tomorrow we will start making our way home. It has been a very long couple of weeks and we cannot wait to get home! We are going to keep Carla home from school at least through the rest of the month. We want to make sure she has reserves built up so that this doesn't happen again if she catches another cold. This whole experience was so scary, and she went from being perfectly fine, to being on death's doorstep in the matter of hours! Crazy.
At this point, we are working hard at taking care of Carla's mental health. This has been an extremely difficult time for her and she needs to feel like she has some control of her life back. It has been so much for a little girl to go through. She is such a brave, strong, little girl, but even the strongest child is still a child, and she needs to feel safe and happy again. And, that's going to take some healing... I'm sure lots of hugs, kisses and patience will do the trick.
|Wednesday afternoon, moving to the floor!|
|Thursday, off her oxygen and out on a ride to boost moral.|
|Friday, getting released!|
|As soon as their was no-one to bug her, she was able to fall asleep.|
|Feeling happy, Saturday morning at Bev's house.|
Please pray for continued healing and happiness.