Monday, January 25, 2010

9 AM

Tom and I left the hospital at 5 am ish. Jane is on crazy-huge amounts of ventilation support. She's back on the oscillator, and for those of you who understand these things or can talk to someone who does, her Mean Airway Pressure is at 28 and her delta-P is at a whopping 70, down from a whopping-er 73. They've been able to gas off a ton of carbon dioxide -- she went from a gas of 163 to the high 40s. That's an enormous improvement. And the goddamned lobe had shrunk significantly. But she's still having trouble oxygenating -- she's satting in the 80s, hit 90 briefly this morning. We need her in the 90s.

Obviously, getting her oxygenating better is the thing. But the shrinking of the lobe... everyone was shocked last night at the change, it was that glaring. I don't know if that changes anything, if that makes Surgery revise its assessment or gives new clues to her NICU team.

Updates to follow as I get information.

7 comments:

mommatosena said...

Thanks for the update! I haven't been able to step away from the computer for hours and my F5 key is worn...as I am sure your nerves are as well...so the blehb is smaller...hmm...so what the hey?? Continued prayers for Jane's health, your strength and your doctors knowledge and skill to help her heal. What I know for certain is your girl is a fighter and that will be a big help in all of this craziness!!

Meredith said...

Thanks so much for the update. What a weird set of news for you to absorb, hey? Continuing to think all sorts of good thoughts for Jane's health and your strength and courage. Hope you get some rest.

Karen said...

Tia, just logged on to this morning and saw all this. What an awful night. It sounds like Jane is doing a little better and the reduced lobe is good news! I hope the NICU team can figure out what is going on and help poor Jane with her fight. We will continue to keep Jane and all of you in our prayers. We hope today is a better day.

Betsy said...

Jesus Tia I hope you have no more nights like this one. We are thinking about you and your precious little one.

switters said...

All my best and most hopeful thoughts and prayers. Thinking of you all with the most positive means possible.

Tasha said...

Wow, that CO2 number is a HUGE improvement. And I'll even take SATs in the 80s. Tia, Jane, we'll keep the prayers coming.

artandsoul said...

Sticking with the fervent prayers. She can do this. So can you!

Cindy