Post Op - Next Day

Little Lydie is doing well, today! She is making small but important strides. We started feeding her (yellow nose tube) today and I am sure that feels good! You’ll notice she still has the ventilator tube in her mouth. That was going to come out today, but girl took things into her own hands and extubated herself at 4 AM last night. Ouch, but can’t say I blame her—no one likes a tube in their throat. The nurses were right there to put a new one in and she’s fine, but did cause some swelling to her poor little throat so they are giving her an extra 24 hr for that to calm down. Also she is well swaddled, now 😉 They’ve been weening down the vent today in hopes of extubating early tomorrow, so both those tubes could be gone 👏🏻👏🏻 Her heart looks good and some of the things we thought would be huge problems she has just cruised through! 💪🏻🙏🏻 Her heart rhythm is still a little off, so we are hoping that issue resolves in the next couple days 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 All in all she is doing well. It’s hard to see her like this, but we stroke her and talk to her and keep in mind that this is all baby steps to a better life! Huzzah for modern medicine!!!

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 Tiny girl, many machines  

Tiny girl, many machines  

 The hospital IT system went down the day of Lydie’s surgery so Dan spent the whole next day putting out fires and responding to requests for his dept. Because he had nothing else to stress about, already 🙄❤️

The hospital IT system went down the day of Lydie’s surgery so Dan spent the whole next day putting out fires and responding to requests for his dept. Because he had nothing else to stress about, already 🙄❤️