SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 01, 2007 02:39 PM, CDT
Two updates in one day....things must be going well. Brianna has been in such a good mood. The breathing tube came out and she has been doing fantastic. They also removed the drainage tube from her chest. Imagine this, her chest is approximately 5 inches in width, and 8 inches in length and the drainage tube they removed from her chest was 12 inches long. They're getting ready now to remove the arterial line (that's a line connected directly to the artery in her leg). She is also being fed continually through a tube in her nose. If things continue the way they are now she should be able to have a bottle tomorrow. What a fighter this little girl is.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 01, 2007 11:17 AM, EDT
Finally...the breathing tube has been removed again. Yesterday the sedatives simply didn't leave her body fast enough which left her drowsy most of the day. She was waking up by early afternoon but they didn't want to remove the tube then because of the skeleton night staff. I took some photos earlier but can't seem to get them resized to fit on the page. Jerry is going to work on that later. So plan on seeing some photos later today.
Brianna looks great! No swelling, just petite little baby girl. Both Jerry and I got to hold her this morning too. What a treat!