Friday, May 16, 2008

Plan B

Looks like they are not going to extubate today. She's was doing great on her vent settings, but they had to go up again throughout the night. Nobody has mentioned making any other changes on the vent anytime soon. She's been vomiting quite a bit for some reason or another. They are going to replace her feeding tube for about the 4th or 5th time. They also put in an NG tube to help drain her tummy. They are still going to try to wean down the nitric oxide and maybe get it completely off by tomorrow.

Otherwise, all is well with Olivia!

I also talked to Olivia's case manager from the Dept. of Specialized Care for Children and she said that once the insurance company drops her, she will be covered by All Kids. That was good to hear. It sounds like it may take a lot of legwork, but that's okay. It keeps me busy.