Well she did, and on her own terms! After a couple of difficult days, Faith took things into her own hands (literally) and extubated herself by pulling out her ventilator tube. The doctors said that if she ended up doing this they'd try her on CPAP- sure enough she did it! She is currently on a CPAP of 5, which is a mid to low setting (last time she started out on a CPAP of 7). She is doing great on it- you can visibly see her struggle to breathe , but she is breathing. Faith has been in the NICU for the past 72 days. Today, gestationally she is 36 weeks! She is just about 4 pounds now- almost tripling her birth weight. The goal this week is to get her off the CPAP and onto the cannula- then we will be back to where we were before the surgery.
Thanks for praying for Faith- it really helped today!
Brian and Jen