I walked into the NICU today and Faith was under respiratory distress-r pretty much old school Faith. After an emergency trach change she looked a lot better. Unlocking the mystery of the trach was the name of the game today. Was she plugged? Was the trach the right size? Was it a lung issues? Is she sick? After countless x-rays and blood tests the ENT who did her tracheotomy came and checked her out. He upgraded her to a larger trach, and cauterized a growth that was growing around her trach site. Once this took place, she looked like she felt better. She still is acting a little "off" so we are thinking she might be sick- it will take a few days before we know for sure (we are waiting for something to grow in her cultures) so we don't really know what this little one is doing! All we know is the minute we start talking about going home something else comes up! Oh well- we will get there eventually- perhaps it's time to start enrolling in St. Joseph Preschool (just kidding!) She'll get there! In other news Faith had her eye exam yesterday- same old story- which makes since because Faith is still not looking at us, or at any other objects for that matter. At her next exam (which will hopefully be an outpatient exam) she will be fitted for glasses (for her right eye, which they are all hoping has some vision with the correction). So just when we were enjoying being able to see her face- we are going to trade oxygen tubing for plastic frames- oh well!
Thanks for stopping by to check on our little angel!
Brian and Jen