Thursday, June 9, 2011
Yesterday was the big day! Miss Grace is extubated with high flow nasal cannulas! She is on 5 liters of oxygen right now, which will slowly be weaned. She started off on 3 but she was desatting pretty quickly so it was bumped to 5 until she gets used to this whole breathing on her own thing! She is handling it pretty well, she doesnt seem to like having things in her nose but she will get used to it, it's better than in her throat! She also has to learn to cough up all the secretions that are in her chest and that is hard for her to learn too. She is absolutely gorgeous without tape all over her face. Her cry is so weak and quiet right now, but I couldn't help but cry when I heard it, music to my ears! Can't wait till it's super loud! I'll post a more detailed update later, but we are extubated! Please pray she does not require reintubation!