11/21/12

The Plan

So, we just finished up with rounds and the plan is to error on the side of caution and leave her on the vent for today.  Everything looks great except one number, which measures the amount of stress the new heart is under...when we extubate, that number could go up even further, so we will just wean her settings some more and keep her on the vent for today.  They are also starting her up on sildenafil, which helps with pulmonary pressures. It is thought that high pulmonary pressures cause plastic bronchitis, and because it will take her body a couple of months to adjust to this new normal, we still need to treat her high pressures, in the hope of preventing any flare ups. All in all, this should be a pretty quiet day of further healing. We pray that she can heal and have a perfect extubation...maybe for thanksgiving ...

1 comment:

Allison said...

We continue to pray for your family and that Carla will be able to successfully come off the vent! What feeling of gratitude you must have on this Thanksgiving.... definitely not where you would prefer to be, but participating in a wonderful miracle nonetheless! Hugs!