But Tomorrow…

But Tomorrow…

This morning my heart stopped for a second. While we were in church, the doctor called me. The only problem was that the call was coming an hour earlier than it normally does. I couldn’t help but think that something had happened to Nell.

It was at this moment that I began to truly appreciate visual voicemail. I was able to see that the doctor was calling just to give us an update on our girl. This was the shortest update call I’ve had thus far.

“Nellie is doing really great. Her blood gas looks good, her blood count looks good. She’s going up again on her feeding. We’ll start her on 6ml today. We’ve got her down to 21% oxygen, which is the lowest we can go. And she’s tolerating it. So, I’m going to leave her on the ventilator for today, but tomorrow I think she’ll be okay to go back to the conventional breathing machine where it uses her own breaths and just applies a little pressure. Otherwise, everything looks really good.”

WE. ARE. ECSTATIC! When she was put on this ventilator we weren’t sure when she would come off. And truthfully, we didn’t think it would be so soon. But here we are less than two weeks later and she’s going to be off of it. We can’t tell you how much we never want to see that machine in her room EVER AGAIN!

Hopefully, this is the last time we’ll see her like this. We want to see our sweet girl’s whole face again.

Tomorrow is going to be a GREAT day!

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