Some good developments for Miss Chaia over the last few days.
She has been a really big 'weaner' this week.
She is off the Hi Flo! So she has a normal O2 Canula on at 30%! She's doing the bulk of breathing on her own.
Her echo yesterday didn't show much in way of changes. This is good because it is showing that her heart is handling feeds, breathing and less sedation without further damage.
She is on lower doses of Fentanyl, Milrinone and Adavan.
She is off Versed! One of the primary sedation/pain killing meds has been eliminated.
They have deemed Chaia improved enough to not have to be next to the nurse's station (which is where the more at risk patients are on the ICU floor). That's the good news.
The bad news is that our room, room 06...the one that is decorated like nothing the director of nursing has seen in 30 years...the one that has all your cards, posters and Scripture plastered all over the walls...is not our room any more.
We are heading to the end of the hall...Room 14.
But first we need a U-Haul.