Follow along on our family's journey with our newly adopted daughter from China. I advocate for children as a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem, representing abused and neglected children in court. I share my faith here and my desire for the care and justice of the abandoned and lonely in the world.
Christina, Matthew, Joshua and Katie Grace XiHua
Thursday, March 29, 2012
THE WEAN IS ON
Hua Hua with her favorite Blanky and her special Minnie
Before I tell you her stats, let me tell you the sweetest thing! I brought her favorite pink blanky from home. The one Lolli made her that is silky on one side and satin on the other. Well, she woke up a few minutes ago, (oh and by the way, whenever I have said "woke up" that basically means moving with eyes closed or maybe open slightly for a brief flutter), and I put her blanket on her and said here is your blanky from home, it's your favorite, isn't it? And she nodded her head! That is the only time I have received a certain response from her as of yet during this. She really does hear a lot more than we think! Oh my heart.
Just a quick update tonight in case anyone is awake and checking in. Of course I am awake and should be sleeping.
I want to let you know that Katie Grace Hua Hua is being weaned of her sedatives tonight little by little. She should be off of most by 6AM. Then they will be prepared to attempt to extubate her sometime after that. They want to make sure she is awake and able to cry and get the gunk out when they do.
They have the dial down to 12 breaths per minute on the oxygen now, she is breathing at around 25 breaths per minute, so she is breathing over half now, which indicates she is ready to take over.
She is at 65% oxygen. They will leave it until extubation and then switch her to a canulla nose feed when she is awake.
Pray all goes well, it can sometime be a dramatic change as they stop all the drips and take them off after being on for so many days. Pray this really happens! Thank you for your prayers! So many people everywhere, praying for this little girl. Thank you.
For every one that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened. Matthew 8:8