Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Day 21





...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 :)

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good deal, Poppop said when he read this. I second that. She is riding her bicycle uphill now.
Give her a big hug for us.
Love,
Nana Carol

Anonymous said...

That is such awesome news! I bet you guys are super excited! Yea hopefully she can go home soon! I'll keep praying! ;) Jenene

Anonymous said...

Wow! When she is ready, she is READY! I dont think anyone thought she would peddle this fast! She just keeps amazing us all!
~Auntie Natalie

Kathryn said...

Great news and she looks SOOO much better in the photos. Love you guys.
The Salazars

yzerman said...

Wow, glad to hear it. That's great news!!!

Hard to believe it's been 21 days...

Andy

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for the three of you, she looks really good. Cyn GW

Anonymous said...

Lovely news! Soooo good to see her face again. We'll keep praying for progress and a discharge home sooner rather than later!

Krista and Eric

Lacy said...

Wonderful!!!

genell said...

i knew Hope could do it she is such a fighter. Mia said she looks like a little Genell with the canular in her nose. I like the personal touches you guys add to her room.
love aunt genell

Aunt Nadine said...

Pure Joy! is what Alex is and what I feel! I am so happy she has turned that big corner and is now headed uphill on her bicycle! Joy Joy Joy!

See you all soon...

Love,

Aunt Nadine

Jana Jones said...

Yeah! Great news!
Jana