So, once we got back up to the CICU, we got to see the squirt. They even extubated her in the OR and she was starting to wake up!
She was crying when we got there, but settled down pretty quickly. I even got to hold her, which I wasn’t anticipating.
She didn’t have any trouble being extubated, which is FANTASTIC. She doesn’t even sound nasty tonight!!! In fact, she sounds a lot better than she did yesterday even. Wahoo!!!
The ENT came by and told us tonight that her airway was 75% collapsed at best before this. Today when they were in there, they figured it was 20% at worst.
What a huge blessing that we found this BEFORE she got really sick!
We went ahead and put her down a while ago for the night. She’s in a private ICU room (not sure how exactly we scored that…), so we could have stayed there, but really? Who wants to stay in the ICU anyway, with the big open doors. We’re staying on the floor below in some family suites, that are actually really nice (and free!). The nurse, who’s at least 6’8”, but probably closer to 7’, has strict orders to call me if she’s awake. It may be a long night after all…
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