Sunday, November 8, 2009

Wow. Just Wow.

You people. I... well, I hardly know what to say. Look what you did:


Do you see that? Jane's oxygen today (briefly, but still): 38%. THIRTY-EIGHT FREAKING PERCENT. She was pretty much in the 40s all day.

Yay steroids! Yay nitric! Yay Awesome Nurse Denise! Yay YOU.

The Amazing Dr. D was "very pleased" with Jane's response to everything they'd done this weekend. He made a little hex sign over her crib and said to Tom "We're doing good," and Tom said "The x-ray [this morning] was better," and he said "A LOT better". And this is not a man who blows sunshine, if you know what I'm saying. 

BUT. Let's not get ahead of ourselves. The damn bleb is still very much there and her blood gases (the CO2 level in particular) are still not good. Things can change fast and they're going to have to be really careful about how they manage this thing. Boston Children's may still recommend surgery, and it's a risky damn proposition. Everyone's very worried about the bleb, and should be.

I have to admit, I kinda wish Dr. D were on for the next two weeks instead of Dr. Congenial, who seems to go more for group-think. I want a decisive approach right now. At least I know none of the doctors are going to be making any abrupt changes, and you can be damn sure I'm not going to let them touch our friend nitric. Hells no.

Oh, Jane has a lovely new habit of holding her breath. NOT A GOOD TIME FOR IT, KID. You go ahead and hold your breath while you tantrum when you're three. For now, you BREATHE.


I suspect a lot of guardians are watching over our girl right now. And I'm pretty sure her namesake is among them. Thanks, Dad. You keep those eyes on your girl.

4 comments:

annachorn said...

If I can write this through the tears, yeah!!!!! Got my guardians watching over her, as well. Thanks be to all of them. Let's keep it going. Love, Ann

artandsoul said...

Great update and it is encouraging to know that we have a job to do too! Yay for the Guardians that are working behind the scenes!! And yay for Jane and yay for you .... and well, I hope the trend continues.

Cindy

Renee said...

I'll keep working on the healing vibes (at first I typed "vices" -- maybe that's a way to help, too!).

mommatosena said...

Flooding the Heavens with prayers and have enlisted all prayer groups in our hood....glad that things have gotten a bit better! Radiating love and healing to the four of you!! Hope Sarah is ok as it must be super hard on her as well....there is nothing quite like sister love! hugs