Well, Miss Lindsay had a pretty darned good day. The vent came out this afternoon and the only IV medication that she is on is melrinone. About the same equivalent to the captopril that she was on at home. They have started to reduce that and begin the captopril again. These two drugs reduce the work load on the heart. As you can tell, she looks like she is feeling much better and looking more like the princess that she is. :-)
If you haven't caught it yet, notice that the blanket has her named perfectly monogrammed. Thank you so much Deb Ferrell for the beautiful gift for Lindsay. She is definitely our little princess!
On another note, we have had quite the month of July. What is that expression......when it rains, it pours?!! Bill, my step-dad, is just two floors below Lindsay at the hospital because after some tests, we found out that he had a stroke. Did I mention that July has not been my favorite??? So, if you would, please say an extra prayer tonight that he and Lindsay both have speedy recoveries. We also learned tonight that our special heart friends Amanda and Jason are taking their heart baby Carlee to the hospital tonight to get her checked out for aspiration as well. We have been in contact with them ever since leaving U of M and decided to get her checked out because she has come down with the same symptoms as Lindsay. Before going through what we just did, they went ahead and took her in with our advise to do so. These two girls are scary. When one had a collapsed lung in the PICU, then the other followed suit. This went on for a couple of other things too and it got to be pretty funny. It was like they were working together to get better. We are praying tonight for their family as well that Carlee comes back with a good report.
Off to bed I go.
Heart hugs and love,