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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Flutter Fly...

My little angel is spreading her wings and is trying to fly. I don't want to get to excited, but we have had a relatively good day. They started her on a new med. to help decrease her chest tube output, but it will take a few days to see if it works. Dr. Allen is very pessimistic about this med, but doing nothing wasn't working either, so it's worth a shot. She did spike a fever this afternoon, poor baby 102.4, this was about an hour ago, she seems to be much more comfy now. Her heart rate had been 130-140 overnight, this morning 150-160, afternoon 170-180...she did reach 190 when she spiked her fever. So thank goodness it is starting to come down. They had to give her a little extra pain meds because she was so uncomfortable. The new med she started can cause an ucky tummy, so it could be that too. All I know is that she was not having any part of me about an hour ago.
I had made plans with the nurse to hold her before Daddy gets here. He gets upset when I hold her because she gets agitated when they move her from the bed to me and then back...it always makes her heart rate race. So I figured if he wasn't here to see it it would be ok. Well she was already upset, so I just let her rest. Broke my heart a bit I really wanted to hold her, it's been a while. Guess it gives me something to look forward to for tomorrow! I know my baby and she needs her mommy just as much as I need her, so I think holding her is what is best for both of us. Plus it gives her a different position to be in...that alone ought to be worth the fuss!

I do have something really exciting to report. Although she is still receiving a lot of support on the vent, they decreased the rate and the peep today. She is still breathing over the vent with the decrease! I do not want to focus on it to much, because Dr. Allen said we are no where close to extubating, but it is just nice to see some change. He said we should still plan on the trach for next week.
Ok well Gabi heart rate is going bonkers again, she is exciting I am bragging about her...I must get back to my angel!

9 comments:

Shannon said...

Baby steps are still progress! I would be excited about it too!

Anonymous said...

Hey little angel. you were sure looking good tonight...and the respiratory therapist came in and said she was decreasing your vent again...hang in there baby!! I know how hard you are working cause you can't wait for your mommy & daddy to hold you. You keep up the good work and get better in "Gabi's time". We love you so much & Darby O'Gill can't wait to give you kisses,everytime we say your name he gets so exicited...Sleep tight little angel.
Love Mimi T & Papi & Darby O'Gill

nate and amy said...

Good to hear that little Gabi is doing well. The poor baby and her fevers. I know this might sound stupid, but did they ever check for an ear infection or anything like that? So are the doctor's thinking that the trach would be temporary or permanent, or is that something to be determined at a later date? I agree with you, I think that Gabi wants to be comforted in the arms of her mommy. What better place to be when you don't feel well. She'll enjoy it!!! Well, you all continue to be in our prays, take care and sweet dreams little Gabi. Nate and Amy

Blah said...

Micah -

I just looked at your site for the first time. It is so incredible and your precious baby is just that, so precious! I know this has been so hard on you and Jason, but stay strong. We are all pulling for all of you -- she will get stronger and better, and she will come home!! The doctor's comments about Halloween must have been so difficult to hear, but now you know a little better what to expect, and how long. We can just all pray that she will come home sooner than later! You and Jason are amazing - there truly is a reason God chooses special people to be the parents of a special baby. Please let me and/or the tiny-k staff know if there is anything you need, or anything we can do. We are all thinking about Gabi every day! Much love, Dena

Tammy and Parker said...

So thrilled to hear that today was a better day!

Kitty, Nathanael's Mom said...

Ohh I'm so happy to hear of Gabi's progress. At first my heart sunk because I thought you were referring to her not doing well becasue she was trying to fly..egads for me! I'm hoping she has a restful night. Praying hard here!

RK said...

Sorry it didn't work out to get to hold her! That just makes my heart ache for you and for her. Praises for the decrease with the vent, though! She looks like such a determined little girl, and so darn pretty! She'll get there!

Michelle said...

Praying that she continues to get better!

Anonymous said...

I've been checking on Gabi every day. We are going out of town for a few days so I won't get to look again till next Tues. Hope then I see nothing but progress and GOOD NEWS! Cuddles are good for all of us, especially when we don't feel well so I am praying you will be able to hold her more and more. Love to you all. Still in my prayers

Bert