We just visited for a few minutes to meet the night nurse and say goodnight. Emma's doing ok and hasn't had any issues. I didn't realize it earlier, but she is being completely supported by the vent and pacemaker right now. They're keeping her HR at 100 and it's having to pace to get her there (seems a bit high to me so I'll talk to cardiac tomorrow and ask why so high since her normal pre-op HR when awake was usually 105-115 and sleeping usually 75-85). They're keeping her Respirations at 24 and she's not overbreathing it. They did turn the vent O2 down from 50% to 45% and her SATS are.... 98-100%!!! I'm amazed.
Tonight they're going to suction our her stomach so she doesn't build up gasses. They'll do that with an NG tube with a vent on it. They also need to suction her lungs again (3rd time that we have been there for) because she has more fluid. We were told that the vent causes fluid, so to expect it to continue until she's off the vent.
Please continue to pray for lil' miss. She still has a long road ahead of her. Specifically right now would be for her to not need the pacemaker and for them to be able to take out the vent tomorrow. The cardiologist is Dr. D and we really like him. He said next Monday we'll have a much better idea of where we're at with her heart and her lungs and we'll be able to have the next "starting point" and be able to possibly begin to draw some conclusions. Today he talked about pace makers, viagra (which was originally a heart med which dilates vessels like Nitric Oxide!!), and O2 treatments as long term possibilities.
Thank you all for your prayers! And thanks Mom and Dad for dinner tonight :) We enjoyed our night out at Applebee's and I brought home dinner for another night and my dessert. It'll be especially good when I'm looking for dinner and I'm here by myself one night (after Mike heads home).
God Bless you all for your faithfulness in prayer and in thanksgiving!