Doesn't she just look like she wants to break free from her baby straight jacket and hit the road?! Miss Josie has made such remarkable progress over the last few days. It's a truly astounding testimony to tenacity, perseverance, and the power of prayer.
I am pleased to report that today Josie ditched her catheter AND the line in her groin (I forget the technical name) and she is weaning off her nitric oxide. Oh and did I mention that her oxygen saturations have been in the mid to high 90's?!
While no one will commit to a definitive diagnosis nor a long-term prognosis, the current theory is that Josie has been aspirating when she eats and is ending up with formula in her lungs. We will not know more until she is extubated and can complete a swallow study.
Speaking of extubated, I just checked in with the incredibly talented Nurse Andrea (by the power vested in me, I hereby give her an MD because as far as I'm concerned, she deserves it) and it sounds like if all goes accordingly, they are going to try and wean the ventilator!! While I don't want to get my hopes up, I am SO proud of the progress our little fighter has made.
Brilliant Nurse Andrea
(she allows me to sleep well knowing that Josie is in her care and that is priceless)
We are still in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and Josie is still a long way from getting to return home, we are so encouraged and grateful for the improvements she is experiencing.
I will keep you posted!
Such great news!! We will continue to pray.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing such wonderful news! We will continue to pray for Josie and I just know that she will keep fighting!!!ReplyDelete
This is SO amazing, I am crying happy tears for you. She is such a fighter, and God is so good!ReplyDelete
So happy to hear the great news! What a little fighter you have!ReplyDelete
I am so happy that Josie is turning a corner and doing so well! Just keep it up girl!ReplyDelete
So wonderful! Keep it up Josie!ReplyDelete
Yahoo for pretty pink babies and Josie's steps forward in the right direction!ReplyDelete
We're so, so proud of you and thankful for talented and confidence-inspiring nurses. Hallelujah!
Praise the Lord for such wonderful progress!! She is one tough cookie! Keep up the awesome work, Josie!ReplyDelete
Hope the progress keeps coming. You are in our thoughts and prayers.ReplyDelete
So happy to hear how much progress little Josie is making! She will continue to be in my prayers!ReplyDelete
YEAH!!! I am glad to hear of the improvements!ReplyDelete
We are so happy to hear she is doing so well. We will continue to prayer for all of you. Yeah Josie, you got get em!ReplyDelete
Praise the Lord for he is good..ReplyDelete
Keep up the good work Josie!
Fabulous news!! Yay Josie!!ReplyDelete
God is good!!! So, so happy to hear that Josie is improving. Praying that she is completely healed & home soon! Also praying that you are able to get some rest. I remember all too well what it's like to sit by your baby's side in the PICU.....it doesn't get much more stressful than that! Hang in there!ReplyDelete
yeah - keep fighting josie!!! :)ReplyDelete
Praise the Lord!!! :-DReplyDelete
Yaaaay Josie!! If by any chance they discover she is aspirating, feel free to ask me any questions about this - my own little one did too.ReplyDelete
Weaning of the ventilator is a huge step towards going home! You guys will feel so spoiled to have her home and be able to pick her up easily whenever you want to:) Sending prayers for Josie from Montana.ReplyDelete
that is wonderful news! way to go josie!!!ReplyDelete