Today is a new day! Jane is still very unstable. Her oxygen saturation is all over the place and her blood flow to the lungs is lacking. The doctors are continuing to run tests to try and get a “big” picture of what is going on with her, in addition to her heart defect. On a very good note her urine output finally increased; she actually has too much urine now. This is a good sign that her kidneys are functioning properly so we checked that off the list!
The doctors have decided to move Jane to a new unit, the cardiovascular intensive care unit (cvicu). The nicu is overloaded with babies so they need to do some adjustments. This is actually a good thing because Jane will have her own private room. We all feel this will be beneficial because she is so sensitive to all the stimuli: touch, noise, etc. She may look like a spitting image of her Papa, but no doubt she inherited my feistiness! She doesn’t like to be touched or bothered….that’s one of the reasons her O2 sats keep jumping all over. I am hoping this move to a private room is beneficial for her.
Just a reminder, visitors are welcome but please remember to remain quiet at her bedside, not to touch her, and to wash your hands before coming near.
Blessings to you all as you pour out your love and support to me and Daniel.