Jane had her first professional photo session yesterday. A volunteer professional photographer came to the ICN to take pictures of the babies. Miss J was awake but would NOT open her eyes. Still, they got some cute shots. Here are a few of my favorites:
Today was the big nitric wean! And it went... not so well. She went from 48% oxygen to (you can guess right? You know what's coming, just like I did, and I even mentioned it during rounds, which I just barely made it to, and they brushed off my concerns a little, but I wasn't going to ask them not to do it anyway) 100% in about two minutes. Where she hung out for an hour before they gave up and turned the nitric back on. Within ten minutes she was back at 48%. Kid does NOT like having her drugs taken away. Remember the morphine experiment? She did come off the morphine eventually, but that first try was not what you'd call a success. Why would it be any different this time? Still, worth the attempt, and I suspect the second go will have a different flavor.
There was renewed talk of a move today, too. There's a space opening up on the tile side in a quieter area. It has a window, and a VIEW. Yes! Sounds like they may do that until she comes off the nitric and we can sneak over to the carpet before anyone realizes what we're up to.