Monday, April 16, 2012

April 16

I honestly spent more time trying to come up with a title for today's blog than I did typing the blog entry. So today's date is all I could come up with.

Emma is doing better today. I think we are finally getting a head of all the fluid in her heart and lungs, finally! It's been a roller coaster of ups and downs this last week, but she has been oxygen free for about 8 hours with no problems. What this means is the fluid is clearing out of her lungs and it isn't as difficult for her to breathe. She still isn't breathing the way a "normal" infant should, but she won't be able to do that until the hole is closed.

Her doctors are hopeful that we will come home on Wednesday. They are going to give her medication to her orally starting tomorrow. If on Wednesday her heart x-ray comes back normal we get to leave. If we are truly lucky we will avoid the hospital for the next five months.

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