The Good News: They removed her high-flow nasal cannula this morning and Josie maintained her saturations in the 90's all day.
The Bad News: Even though her saturations were good, her retractions and strider are worse without the cannula and she required more frequent breathing treatments so the cannula is back. That's okay - cannulas are the hottest trend this fall and she looks darn cute in it.
The Good News: A couple of residents told me because she responds favorably to the nebulized epinephrine, they think it's croup. Croup is a virus and generally passes within a week or so.
The Bad News: Josie's airways are smaller than average so any inflammation or swelling has a more serious impact on her.
Lounging in the swing
The Good News: Josie had an echocardiogram today to rule out any heart problems.
The Bad News: I still don't have the results even though I've had the doctor paged...twice...I'm going to assume that if the results indicated heart problems, the cardiology service would have come by to see her by now. No news is good news.
Snoozing through the echo
More Good News...
She looks good, right?
Nurse Coleen scored me lots of syringes to take home (hey - it's the little things in life)
Nurse Katie is working tomorrow
Daddy is coming tomorrow!
Sweet Dreams Josie Jo Jo