Thursday, March 4, 2010
One prayer answered; still working on the other one
On the other end of things, please keep praying for Bodie's sats and pressures to get better and his lungs to clear so that he can be extubated. His sats were great all night and into this morning and he passed all of the tests, so they were about to extubate him - until they checked his chest x-ray, which showed more fluid since the day before :-(. Then his sats, pressures, etc. were down in the afternoon and we were very clearly told that they were going to focus on getting the extra fluid off before doing anything else and that extubation was still at least a few days away. I was really disappointed, but understood - we don't want him extubated just to have to re-intubate him. But I just got off the phone with the night nurse, who told me that his sats and other vitals look good and they're hoping maybe to extubate tomorrow. But she confirmed that he hadn't lost any more fluid, so it kind of contradicts what we heard earlier today. So this is all to say that we just don't know what to expect and when he will finally get extubated. Such is the life with a heart baby, I'm discovering. As we keep saying, we're working on "Bodie Time." So, please pray tonight for Bodie's lungs to clear - and for us to have patience until they do so!