Sunday, June 20, 2010


Sorry I haven't been updating really well, the hospital limits time you can spend on blogs (but not facebook weird huh).

Any ways Amber has been off of the ventilator since 11:30 yesterday morning!! It was a little rough at first but she's doing really well now. She's on regular oxygen, she had been on a high flow yesterday. She is taking 1 liter of oxygen, at home she was on a half a liter so she's almost back to baseline!
They took her off her antibiotics this morning. She seems fairly comfortable, they added a pain med to her epidural last night. She had been off of it since the previous night just to make sure she would breath well off the ventilator.
She took 3 ounces of pedialight last night and about half an ounce of bottled breast milk this morning. Depending on how she feels she might be able to nurse some time today.
All of this is still way better than they expected from her. They want to see how she does off of the antibiotics, increase her feedings and see how she handles the regular oxygen but depending on all of that she should be moved to the regular floor later today or possibly early tomorrow. It's really good news that she won't need to be in the ICU but we will not have our own room upstairs so we aren't really excited about it. We're just praying for a quite roommate(s) so that Amber will be able to get the rest she needs and not be stressed out by another crying child.
Thank you for your prayers we never thought Amber would be doing so well so soon this is really a blessing!!

I'd also like to say Happy Father's Day to my wonderful dad and Amber's wonderful dad!
You two are both great and I'd say more if my brain was working!


  1. Thanks and I am glad two of my girls are doing great. You need to take care of yourself as well as Amber. Take a nap at Mom's room away from it all. The two grandmoms can take care of the peanut while you grab a nap. Love YA


  2. That's great news MommaSkye. What a bundle of great surprises Amber gave her daddy for Father's Day!! :)