Saturday, December 13, 2014

Post Op Day 3 Continued

So like we posted earlier, Emma is extubated (breathing tube removed)!!! :)

If you remember from our history post surgeries, she has not always done well with this.  We filled Boston in on everything that has happened in the past, and they had everything ready to make this a success.  So, after hours of cutting her meds off that were sedating her, we were able to extubate her at around 3-4am.  She did so well right afterwards and all she needed was a nasal canula giving her some oxygen! God is good!!!

So today, some additional exciting things occurred.  The doctors felt that she was stable enough to remove a few lines.  So, they removed a common atrial iv line, a subclavian iv line, and an art line.  They also removed her foley catheter and have changed the method of draining of her chest tubes in anticipation for removal of one or more tomorrow of in the following days. So great great strides in the right direction.  Huge blessings there.

Right now, she is resting in her bed next to mommy.  They were both watching Christmas Vacation before she dozed off.  She has given several smiles today despite probably not feeling her best. 

We will update more tomorrow as we find out what the plan will be for the day and near future.

As always, a special thank you to everyone for the thoughts and prayers!

God is good, all the time.  And all the time, God is good!

Prayer Requests:
1) Pray that Emma's lung's continue to clear up now that she is extubated.
2) Pray for all the staff here at Boston who is taking amazing care of Emma.
3) Pray for her to quit draining out of her chest tubes so they can be removed and she can be more comfortable. 
4) Pray that she continues to improve overall each day.

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