Wednesday, March 4, 2009
...and making so much progress! Our big girl is moving up and out of ICU to the rehab floor this afternoon!! She is officially off the CPAP and receiving hi flow air through a nasal cannula. She is snoozing after her CPT (chest physiotherapy) - don't be fooled by the medical terminology- it's just a fancy way to describe a nice massage. It helps to get the secretions in her lungs moving.
Next steps are to get situated in her new room and work on weaning the air flow and eating again. She will meet with a swallow team to be evaluated on how well she can swallow and tolerate bottle feeds either today or tomorrow. Big steps. Jimmy and I are thrilled with her improvements, however have to admit we are a bit exhausted. Just a quick update and we'll post more later. Big hugs to all :)