Friday, December 2, 2011

A Step Back

Unfortunately Virginia's doctors reintubated her yesterday. They did a chest xray in the afternoon and she simply wasn't keeping her lungs full enough and needed the added pressure that the endotrachial tube and vent provide.

While this is frustrating and disappointing we are thankful for a number of things:
She lasted over 24 hours off of the vent and had only one apnea episode.
She was initiating her own breaths comfortably.
The reintubation did not have to be done urgently and went very smoothly.

Virginia just needs to gain some weight and strength before attempting the change again.

Thank you for your continued prayers.

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