Sunday, May 3, 2009

Finally off the vent

Nicholas was able to be extubated this morning. They put him on the high flow Vapotherm like he was on in the NICU. They had it turned all the way up to 15 liters but weaned down to 10 within an hour. They are going to keep weaning down as long as his sats are good. He has to get to 2 liters before he can but put back on the low flow nasal cannula. He also has to be on the regular cannula before he can leave the PICU and go to a regular pediatric room. We don't know how long this will take because it is really up to him and how he does with his breathing. He is also off all sedation medications and looks so much happier. He is awake and alert and was dancing and sticking his tongue out. This is a big sigh of relief because he wasn't doing that well yesterday. They took the dressing off his head yesterday. The incision looks bigger this time than it did with the first shunt. We are going to decide if we want to even out his hair and shave the other side. He has some funky hair right now.


  1. I am so happy that Nicholas is doing better.I bet Bella is missing her little buddy.We are all praying for all of you and I hope you can go home soon. Love, Kelly

  2. He looks just like you:) Can't wait to see him again!!