Posted (Tina) in All Posts on October-13-2007

When we called to check on her night and morning, we were greeted with good news. Ella’s saturations are 99/100%. Her last blood gas was pH level of 7.39, cO2=55, pO2=66. This isn’t great but the nurse stated that she was a bit agitated right beforehand.

Her feeding tube did get plugged so they had to clear it out. Ella’s food was stopped for a couple hours, but she picked right back up where she left off. For the past 24 hours, they have not had to give her any extra sedation to calm her down.

Since they don’t have the catheter, they simply weigh the diapers. With Ella’s increased feedings at 14ccs per hour, the increased amount of “urine” output also includes any poop! So, yesterday she had a total of 498ccs! That is definitely the highest we have heard yet!

Her total chest fluid output for the past 24 hours was 17.5. Go Ella! No fluid! Go Ella! No fluid!

It’s Saturday and game day. Yes, the Gators are playing today as well as Uncle Rick’s alma mater, the USC Trojans. Ella decided that she wants to vote for the Trojans. I can’t imagine why!