Recently when Emma was extubated, she failed very quickly and had to be reintubated. This was very disappointing since the doctors and all of us thought she looked ready to come off. Well today, they made an attempt to find out some more answers as to why she did not do well coming off the ventilator. They took her down and performed a procedure to look at her airways and see if there is any swelling, obstructions, other problems, etc. What they found out was that she had a little swelling but other than that nothing much really. The OR people thought it was more than likely a lung related issue, not an airway issue. So now, we are back trying to figure out what caused her to fail quickly. We have yet to talk to the ICU doctors about what they think about these results, and what they think will be the best plan to proceed with. This is disappointing to Sarah and me because we really don't know a whole lot more today after the procedure, as far as why she failed coming off the vent, than we did before the procedure. Hopefully we will get some answers sooner than later.
Please pray for her lungs to heal if they are damaged and to improve so that she can come off the ventilator soon.