Thursday, February 26, 2009

The next day.

Olivia looks awesome this morning! She slept great last night and didn't require any more pain meds. We should be able to get clearance on using her g-tube today, so she can start getting food! I can honestly say she hasn't looked this good in at least a month. The petechiae on her face is gone (most likely from all of her platelets!) and her skin color is so much better than it has been. She is getting an extra dose of IV diuretics, so that is keeping all the puffiness away. Her tummy had been so huge lately - just full of air. Now that she has the G-tube, we can get that air out whenever we want! I'm thinking we all need one of those! It should be interesting to see the difference in how her clothes start fitting. No more tight jeans!
Otherwise, her numbers are all great. Her heart rate has come down a bit, so we know she is more relaxed. Her breathing has slowed down some, too. Her oxygen saturations are awesome, so her lungs must be keeping up as well. I'm anxious for rounds this morning, so everyone can see how great she looks!


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear Olivia is doing so well after her surgery! I'll keep praying for a fast recovery!

~Kelly, RN PIC

Judy said...

Yay! What a great report to start the day! I'll check back in again later!! Hope the good news keeps coming!

Anonymous said...

That is soooo good to hear! Yay Olivia! :) :) :)
Laura S.

Anonymous said...

Chatterton Family,
Glad to hear Olivia is doing better. We will continue to keep you in our prayers.

The Bierman's
Matt, Stacy, Nicholas, James, and John

Anonymous said...

Way to go Olivia! Sounds like you and Mommy got a good night's sleep. Hope today is great for you too!

Lynn Lotz