Wednesday, January 16, 2008
January 16th, 2008
Kinnick is doing fabulous today. She has been saturating at 100% on 1/2 lt oxygen nearly all day. She's never done this before. I wouldn't be surprised if she is on a 1/4 lt oxygen tomorrow. While she was on the ironing board (face down), her cannula was above her head (like sunglasses) and she was saturating 100%. This must have gone on for at least 3 hours. Once she was turned over on her back for a diaper changing later, she wasn't able to saturate without the oxygen. Obviously, she has some sort of blockage or narrowing that is opened up while in this position. She still coughs up a lot of mucus, but she looks and sounds better then ever.
Here are some pics of my little fly.... She hates the shields. She works all day taking them off, and is getting really good at it. With everything she's been through, she's still happy.
Carver has also been doing really good with his oxygen. He's been saturating 100% on 1/4 lt. I have no idea what's going on with their oxygen. I just hope things look this good when we get home. Maybe we can get their oxygen needs down once we are home.
The hospital has decided to keep Kinnick in the hospital until we are able to fly back to Wichita. Coordinating all of the equipment to my hotel and transporting her and Carver back-n-forth to see the doctor is more of a hazard then just keeping her in the hospital. Carver has so few needs that it is easy to bring him to/from the hotel.
The hospital moved a small crib into Kinnick's private room so that Carver can sleep while we are visiting. When we first arrived at the hospital, Kinnick and Carver shared a larger room that held 2 beds. Once Carver was dismissed, they moved Kinnick to a private room and put this small crib in the room for Carver. The Ped's floor is completely full right now, so we are fortunate that the hospital is letting us stay. We are also fortunate to have a private room. Otherwise, we would be sharing the room with another family.
Here is a picture of Carver's little crib. He's pretty much head to foot in this crib - no extra room. However, it makes a big difference when it comes to nap time and diaper changes.