Sunday, August 23, 2009

Surgery - Day 4

Blair is OFF the vent! WAHOO! She seems to be doing really well today.
She is hoarse from the breathing tube. They have her on 1 liter of oxygen and are giving her breathing treatments to kind of help open up her airway because it sounds a little swollen. She's awake off and on. They are giving her morphine and adavan for the pain. They have her on the lowest dose starting out of Morphine, but will probably turn it up a bit so it doesn't wear off so fast.

They have started TPN and lipid feeds.

They changed her PICC line dressing.
She was happy to see the balloons that daddy got her at the end of her bed. Of course she tried reaching up to them and couldn't. I felt so bad for her! Hopefully in a few days she will get to hold them!
Also, she is making a LOT of pee pee! So, that is great news because that means she is getting rid of all the excess fluid in her. Her abdomen doesn't seem as swollen as it was this morning.

And, the best news of all... SHE POOPED!!!!!
Please continue to pray for poop... this means that she doesn't have any bowel blockages!!!!

Hopefully tomorrow or the next day she will get moved up to a regular room!

Here are the pics from today!


Mel said...

This is the first time I have ever commented. I am sure you probably do not remember be but we went to school together and Kim Lupardus (Parnell) directed me to your blog. My name is Melanie used to be Tuttle :). Anyhow, I just wanted to say I am praying for your girls. As a mother myself I can only imagine the emotions you are going through during this journey with your beautiful girls. I also volunteer for the local chapter of the March of Dimes and so again, there is a special place in my heart for these sweet babies. I just wanted to say thank you for keeping us updated on your baby girls progress. There is so much prayer going out for you all. God bless you and your babies.


Evil Twin's Wife said...

I'm glad she came off the vent okay. That makes it easier for mom and dad to love on her! :-)

Anonymous said...

yeah blair!! so thankful she is doing well.

Anonymous said...

I am currently pregnant with a little boy with an omphalocele and will be delivering in a few weeks. We live in St. Louis and our baby will be at Children's Hospital. In all my research I came across your blog several months ago. I just recently went it it and learned about Blair's surgery and the fact that you are in St. Louis. I just wanted to say I'm thinking and praying for your family and if there is anything you need while you are here, I would be happy to help. My email is

Small Town Girl said...

Glad to hear she's doing okay and making some progress! I'm thinking of you guys!