Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Today has been a decent day for Emma. There has been lots of "tweaking" of the breathing machine to try to find the best settings for her little lungs. The issue is that she is not blowing off her co2 and in order to do that they have to increase the pressures of the machine. When you increase the pressures, you increase the risk of collapsing her weak left lung. So we are walking a tight line here of what is best for her. They started her on steroids this evening to try to help with the lung function and we have had good success. She is still sedated with pain meds and a sedative as needed to keep her calm , resting and recuperating. She has been tolerating her feedings well (yea!) and a repeat head ultrasound this am still shows no bleeding in her brain (double yea!!). I also got to change her diaper last night for the first time!!!! So exciting!