When I arrived Ellie was very cranky and chugging away – chugging is a word used a lot in the NICU it is a way to describe a babies breathing, they chug along physically working at breathing. Her oxygen requirement was also creeping up. However during doctors rounds it was decided that her CPAP level would be increased slightly. After this change (and a big smelly poo) Ellie was settled and had a good sleep. She looked much more comfortable and happy and her oxygen requirement was lowered.
The respiratory team came to visit Ellie today. It was decided that Ellie would be put on a short course of steroids to get her lungs as strong as possible to get her ready for her surgery (I was told the steroids will help with her teething also – yes teething, so much saliva from both of them!)
The doctors meeting was postponed til tomorrow so that two CICU consultants could also make it – I think there will be an interesting conversion in regards to what will happen first the move or the surgery.
Hannah was a bit cranky today but is very happy lying on the floor next to me now.