Tuesday, March 25, 2008

She's a free woman!

They extubated today! Olivia is off the vent. They did it right at 2:00 and she has handled it well so far. She is very hoarse, but we did get to hear her cry! I even got a smile this evening. They weaned off a lot of her sedation (I think a bit too much, if you ask me). I won't be too surprised if they go up a bit. She just needs to work on coughing on her own and getting that junk out. She looks great and I can tell she is super excited to be without the tube. Now we just need to keep it out!


Judy said...

Bless her heart, I'm sure she's a much happier girl now. I'm sure it brings joy to your heart to see that smile again!

Amy said...

Wow!! Another answer to prayer for your precious girl. It must be such a relief for you to be one step closer to a full recovery!! That's what we are continuing to pray for! I know that we've never met Olivia, but please tell her that Christian's cousins love her too and are praying for her:)

Anonymous said...

Wow, what happened to "the end of the week" for extubation!! Way to go Olivia! You'll be home in no time. Keep the smiles coming. kay

Anonymous said...

Way to go,Olivia! Keep up the good work! We'll keep praying that things keep looking up for you all! Have a great day!
Jen Weber

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Judy said...

I found another blog you might want to check out:
This family is on a journey with their precious boy Gavin that sounds rather similar to your journey with Olivia. Just thought you might be interested.