|The brief moment between ventilator tube coming out and cpap going in. YEAH, we can see his face!|
Friday, March 18, 2011
Big day for a little guy
Davis continued to do very well on his support trials last night and his levels were all looking good this morning. So the doctors decided to pull his breathing tube at 11am. He tolerated the extubation as well as can be expected and is now being soothed by Kelly and trying to get some sleep. Everything is looking very positive so far...what a relief. They'll start his feedings again in a few hours if everything continues to look this good and he'll then be on the road to freedom. :) His chest x-ray this morning also showed that he's making steady progress on the size of his heart (it's about the same as before, but will continue to look smaller as his chest grows). And they're 99% sure his duct is now closed and will verify this with another echo scan in the near future, which means that there is good blood flow/pressure moving through his pulmonary artery. Great news, as this means he can avoid the initial shunt surgery we thought he would need. Davis is a rock star.