Friday, May 26, 2017

Post op day 4

Abby was successfully extubated at 10:30.  We are so thankful for that!!  It was an uneventful extubation, which is the best kind!  

Abby has pretty much drifted in and out of sleep most of the day.  But the highlight of the day was when Caleb and the Bevards visited!!!  I know she loved having them there, but it was hard for her to show it.

 

 

I got to spend some time with Caleb in the cafeteria and I just love that kid!!  He is such a neat boy.  Matt is taking him to do some of the historic sites tomorrow and I am hoping to spend some time with him at RMH sometime this weekend.  We may go to The Franklin Institute too. He needs time with us outside of the hospital and we missed him!

 

Unfortunately, Abby has a clot in the vein at her picc.  The concern is that it could travel to her lung, which would obviously not be good!  Hematology would normally do anticoagulants, but they can't because she just had surgery. They are pulling the picc and putting in a new one. She had one iv but they put another one in tonight to tide them over until tomorrow.  

Because of what happened the other day, she may have to keep the breathing tube in after the picc placement again.  This is not what we want, of course, but we will do what she needs...even if it's 2 steps forward, 10 steps back.

She also has an ear infection and started different antibiotics for that.  Let's just call that icing on the cake.  

But, she's extubated and on bi-pap.  We are so grateful for that and will deal with these other challenges as they come.  I'm just glad to have my family together this weekend!!!
 

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