Monday, June 30, 2008

Stability is good.

Olivia has actually had a fairly stable 24 hours now. She has still been a little up and down with her blood pressures, but besides that, she's doing well. Her vent settings aren't nearly as high as what they were last week when she was on the vent, so she does have that going for her. Yesterday when she was acting up, they decided to put her on her belly, which she always seems to enjoy. They just switched her over to her back again, so it's nice to see her little face. The epinephrine drip was turned off yesterday, but is still in line just in case, but she hasn't needed it since yesterday afternoon.
Her lungs are looking a little suspicious, so they are going to do an ultrasound of her left lung today to see if there is fluid surrounding it causing it to collapse. If so, they will most likely put in a chest tube to drain the fluid. The x-ray was taken while she was on her belly, so I think that's what makes it look suspicious, but it's always good to rule things out.
On a brighter note, I'm loving this weather. I don't really get out much, but it's still nice to "see." It's about time we were able to get our Spring that we never got. Mom, the kids, and I went out yesterday and picked raspberries. There were millions! We got tons and the kids thought it was so awesome that they could just pick a berry and eat it right then and there.


Ardell Thompson said...

Glad things are continuing to improve. I agree - this weather is wonderful and I can't imagine looking out on the weather we have had in the past few weeks. Prayers and thoughts continue to be with you. Ardel

Anonymous said...

Glad you were able to get out and enjoy the sunshine with your kids! Tell your mom hi for me!
Keep the faith....we are thinking about you!
Jen Weber

Anonymous said...

Suzanne called me this morning to fill me in on Olivia's newest tricks...... boy, she knows how to keep the docs on their toes! You ae all in our prayers....
Mike and Linda