Monday, May 21, 2012
Give & Take
Liv is officially post-Fontan. Amazing. But the road to here tonight was a long one for that little girl. She is resting comfortably tonight, however still intubated. The surgery was a success and she was originally extubated but an episode of tachycardia (fast heart rate) led to her being shocked back into normal rhythm and re-intubated just in case she decides to be naughty again. She is on pain and sedation meds to keep her quiet on the vent tonight and lidocaine to get rate back under control. Blood gas looks good and she is satting 100% like you and I would with minmal help from the vent. Its a bummer shes on the vent and has a right and medial chest tube - but all of these are within normal post-op complications. Her chest xray looks good and the plan is to be off the vent by tomorrow morning. We already know Liv does what she wants when she wants, so who knows? Slow and steady wins the race. Thank you all for your prayers and support!