Apparently, I spoke too soon about Alex being ready to go home. The highway I take to go to the hospital was basically a parking lot this morning so I called Alex's nurse on my way there and I got the dreaded news that she had a rough night. They had to increase her O2 from 1/2 liter to 3 liters overnight because her oxygen levels kept dipping. The nurses had to deep suction her every 30 minutes and RT did the CPT treatments to help loosen up the secretions. This seemed to help but she continued to randomly desat all morning.
She had a chest x-ray earlier that showed a lot of air trapped in her stomach (prob due to the increased O2) and the docs think it could be contributing to her lungs being crowded so they just placed a small ventilation tube into her stomach (via her nose). She's napping peacefully right now and doing ok with a little less oxygen then this morning. We found out that she has rhinovirus which causes the common cold - in most cases. We are feeling a little discouraged and just hope our baby girl turns the corner soon and can come home where she belongs.