Thursday, August 12, 2010

8/12/2010 update

  • 2.4 pounds on the 13th
Isabella isn't doing as well as we had hoped for her.  Her blood gas didn't produce very good results, and her saturation levels on the ventilator had to be turned up to 43.  Her PDA is still open and is now causing the left side of her heart to swell.  She is scheduled for a PDA Ligation on the 14th at 9am.  It's a very routine surgery that they will perform here at the U.  There is a risk of damage to her vocal chords but the benefits far out weigh that risk. Hopefully as a result of this surgery, she will be able to wean off of the ventilator and be ex-tubated sooner than later. 

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