Friday, December 28, 2007

ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY!

Kaidence looks great! She has been pretty awake today. She had another echo this morning and that looked great as well. GREAT! GREAT! GREAT! The doctor came and looked at Kaidence's vocal chords. The left side is moving but the right side is not. They are hoping that it will not be paralyzed forever. I guess that this means that Kaidence will have a big heart and be soft spoken. Probably the biggest problem is that the left lung still has her heart sitting on part of it. We don't want the lung to close off because it could cause pneumonia. We are praying that her lung will eventually get strong enough to handle it without the help of the cpap machine. If not then we may have to do a trach tube. We are also hoping that her vocal chords will work enough to protect her airway if she were to throw up. That way she would eventually be able to get rid of the feeding tube and eat on her own.

Kaidence is off some meds for heart rate & blood pressure. Sedation is weening off as well as her milrinone ( heart function medication). Numbers and labs look good and she has pink cheeks and warm feet. I can also cover her with a blanket without her getting it soaking wet. Over all everyone is very pleased with Kaidence's progress. She is growing like a weed and looks so CUTE!

7 comments:

Traci said...

Hi
We are so glad that everything is going well for you. I am so happy that Kaidence received her heart so quick. What a miracle. We continue to keep you in our prayers and thoughts.
Traci and Mikayla

Debbie said...

I'm so glad that she is making such great progress since last Sun. We continue to pray for all of you and the Dr.s and nurses that are treating her. What a great miracle. Love to you all, Aunt Deb

Crys said...

What wonderful news! It's so nice to hear she is making such wonderful progress.

Wendy said...

Yahoo! This is wonderful news tonight. Love you all!

Darlene said...

Wonderful news! It is good to hear that Kaidence is doing so well. There are a lot of prayers for her and your family. We love little Kaidence she has brought so much into all of our lives.
Have a great day!
Love, The Buckway's

Mike & Rebecca said...

I am so glad to hear that her progress is going well, we pray everyday for her continued recovery.

Mike

Megan said...

We are so happy for you guys! We hope that everything else continues to go well for Kaidence.