Liviana has had a rough night post-op. Dr. M. was not thrilled with her vent settings and her blood gasses began coming back too high. Suddenly, her oxygen saturation went haywire and they had to crank her vent way up. Pre-surgery her vent settings were around 24%. Post-op they just kept getting higher and higher. He decided to not mess around anymore and put her on a high frequency vent. He wants her to relax a little since she was still breathing over her vent and let her lungs fill and expand. The high frequency vent is big, loud and makes her little body vibrate. She will likely be on it for a couple of days.
She had blood coming out during her suctioning and they think that maybe her tube being moved down in surgery and back up after surgery irritated her trachea because the x-rays are not showing an internal bleed.
In the middle of all of the problems I was sitting in the chair watching, so tense and so afraid for my little girl and my lower back started spasming. Not good. I called Brad and he rejoined me and is ready for his night sleeping in the NICU with sweet Liviana. It will be hard to leave her tonight but I know she is in good hands. Dr. M. is staying the night and he and the Nurse Practicioner are all about Livvy this evening.
So, as you go to sleep please say an extra prayer for our little girl.
Check up DAY!
3 weeks ago