I am nervous about the breathing tube coming out because I want it so bad... I want her to be comfortable and start the downhill side of this surgery. She won't reach down hill until she makes it over the mountain that is the ventilator. And, because of her highly sensitive gag reflex the ventilator can be extremely uncomfortable for her. Thankfully today we have not witnessed her going into severe gag and puke mode, but then again we are trying very hard not to jostle her around too much! Right now she is sleeping, waking occasionally to look at her Mickey Mouse Clubhouse show that we have playing. She is somewhat lucid, but still clearly very much in a drugged up haze. The good news is that she most likely won't remember any of this part of this. The bad news is that we do! I keep asking for Versed, but they just laugh and think I am kidding. I guess I am kidding, but wouldn't it be nice if I didn't have to remember any of this either!?
Anyway, now I'm just rambling...please pray that Carla's PICC placement in her left arm goes perfectly and that she can get her breathing tube out and and be breathing with her perfectly healthy lungs by this evening! Thank you so much for the prayers!