Thursday, October 23, 2008
Nayeli is stable
Yesterday after we went to see Nayeli's nurse Anna. She is very nice and told us the Dr. would come and talk to us in a while after he was done doing rounds. I was trying so hard to go to sleep so I can meet with the Dr. but I guess I was too stressed and excited over Nayeli and what the Dr. was going to tell us. I couldn't sleep. I had nurses and Dr's checking in on me as well, so it made it hard to sleep anyway. I guess I was trying too hard to rest. At around 2pm the Pediatric Surgeon came and talked with us for over an hour and told us that Nayeli is doing well. He is very happy how she is doing. They have her on the ventilator set for 20/3 and she is taking 56 breaths on her own. Her heart rate is at 135 and stable with no signs of pulmonary hypertension. The Dr. said that if Nayeli is doing this well in the next day or two they will do the repair surgery. The Dr. told us that things can change and we know and are prepared for that. The roller coaster ride is just beggining. The Dr. called it the honeymoon stage.
The breast feeding nurse came in around 3pm and showed us how to pump milk. Shane likes this because he gets to pump me for milk. We enjoy doing this together.
Our parents came in for a visit at 5pm. I ate dinner and finally fell asleep for 2 hours until the nurse and Dr. came back in to check in on me. We went to visit Nayeli for a couple of hours and I sang with my hoarsy voice and shane talked to her. Nayeli's nurse told us Nayeli was doing fine. I had to go back to the room for the Nurse to check me. I slept for 6 hours and feel better today. We are waiting to hear fron the Dr. and I am waiting to get the cathether remnoved along with my oxygen so I can go spend the day with Nayeli.