Wednesday, November 22, 2006

11/22 - IT'S OUT!!

1. Emily has been extubated!! That means her air vent is out and she is breathing on her own, for the most part. We use a BiPAP at home and she was extubated straight to that. So, she is no longer on life support and that is what we have been waiting for. Everybody will be observing her closely to see if she is able to stay extubated, but everything is looking great. Praise God!!

2. Diana's such a great mom and she knows Emily so well. B/c of mom's good looks (there's a double meaning in that) she was able to spot a part of Emily's right arm that seemed out of the ordinary. It seemed swollen around her elbow area and we noticed that it was somewhat sensitive. Turns out it is a fracture! :( Emily has a fractured arm! Over a month ago she did fall out of her bed and we are wondering if it is from that, but we are not sure. It could have happened here at some point too, so there is a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon and a Radiologist looking at the X-rays to see if they can determine how old the fracture is. The GOOD thing is that now we know why Emily has been strangely fussy during her stay, besides all the crap that put us here. The bad thing is that we don't know what to do about it, necessarily. She moves it around freely so that is good, but it is obviously tender and that MAY be b/c she has been straining against the "No No Straps" -- who knows really?! More to follow...

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