So not only did Finley do awesome on the conventional vent, but today they decided she was ready for a high-flow nasal cannula. So she has been extubated from the horrible tubes down her throat (apparently Jon helped) and just has a smaller feeding tube that goes down her throat and the tubes for oxygen in her nose. I got to hold her for about an hour and a half last night! She is doing great – all her blood gases have been good – with her first one after being on the cannula with CO2 in the 50s!! Praise GOD!
She is now in a crib and out of the ECMO bed since they aren’t really worried about her needing ECMO anymore (praise GOD again!!) I just got done with holding her for 2 hours and I am just so happy. Feeding is set for tomorrow. Feeling so thankful and overjoyed..listening to her make sounds and try to cry (she won’t be able to really find her voice again until about 24 hours after extubation). I just can’t stop thanking God for this miracle.
Psalm 107:1 “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”