Fine, if you want a cuter image of what happened to Jane's nose from the CPAP tubing, here:
Everyone happy now?
Well, as you might have guessed from my tone, we had another good day. Jane continues to do better with her oxygenation -- her O2 was in the 60s all day.
Interesting side note: it's hard for me to decide which numbers to go with when I post. There's the level of the oxygen setting, and then the actual level she receives. The nitric she's also getting makes up about 10% of the air she's getting. So when I say her oxygen was 60% (which is where it was when I left today), that's what she's actually breathing. The setting was at 71% at the time. Saying she's at 100% means she's breathing about 90% oxygen, but it's the maximum they can get to her. I like the lower number, but the docs tend to use the higher number. Because they're glass-half-empty types, obviously.
So I got to spend the day talking with Awesome Nurse Angela and the Amazingly Awesome Joel, who used to teach intubation classes for nurses. Turns out they practice intubation on cats and ferrets. Live, sedated cats and ferrets. They're anatomically very similar to neonates (= preemie in medico-speak).
Great, bats AND ferrets. I must really be freaking people out now.
My point, and I think I had one, was that it was a really nice, quiet day, and the monitor was NOT taunting me with awful numbers blinking in emergency red.