Friday, November 11, 2011

David 27

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.

11 comments:

Joanne Sadlon said...

This is such wonderful news! I just watched a morning show about 40 babies born on 11-11-11 in a Florida hospital. It made me think of new birth, and a new season with the snow today. Chaia, in a sense, has been reborn 27 times and gets a new room too! It's a good day on an interesting date! Thanks be to God, and may He continue to bless Chaia with good health.

Courtney said...

Praise God! hope you can make the new room just as beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to God! So happy to hear the great news...hope new room is more temporary this time than old room! Soon moved to "Home sweet home!" Prayers continue to Chaia and Jack!!

Jackie Thompson said...

Praise Him, once again. This such great news...and it was so wonderful to see her moving and cooing on Sunday and smiling so BIG for her daddy, Ben.

Crystal said...

Praise God!!!! Such wonderful news, I coudnt share it with the group I have praying fast enough!!! Funny I turned on to a road I drive in smithville everyday and never noticed the sign until yesterday its THOMPSON road, I immediately said God apparently this is my sign to pray an extra time for Chaia today! :-) You guys have been such an inspiration to us! God Bless you all and have a Wonderful Weekend! The Blake Family

Anonymous said...

I have been following your blog over the last couple of months. I have a 10 month-old. I can't even imagine what you guys have been through. Your faith amazes me. Glad she is doing better. Thanks for sharing your journey. With love and prayers from Florida.

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! That is fabulous news!
Becky Gross

Alma said...

AWESOME NEWS!!!! Having lived in the NICU and PICU with my son for weeks I know how big that move away from the nurses station! That combined with those small step health improvements is just terrific news!

Gramma2u2 said...

Hope you guys got a "dolly" to haul Chaia's card and other things. My neighbor just called and I read her the updates. She was praising God as we hung up. I love seeing the improvements. Keep up the good work baby girl.

Anonymous said...

PRAISE GOD AND PRAISE HIM AGAIN AND AGAIN!!!! Ben & Shaina what a blessing to see the two of you SMILING with Alex in the "Rodents" Den"--It is my prayer that your little "miracle" continues to overcome all obstacles until she is in her own room, in her own house with her Mommy & Daddy!! This Nana is praying every minute for her continued blessings. love, Denise & Glen Sayre

OmaOpa said...

This is great news!!! You go God & Chaia!