Yesterday Ginny had her left atrial line removed and she was weaned off of several medications. Her feeds were increased to 9 cc per hour and she is breathing room air, although through a nasal cannula. Apparently that wasn't enough progress for her. Somehow overnight she managed to work free her right atrial line. The medications that were going through that line were just dumping into her chest cavity and being removed through the chest tubes. I guess she didn't need them that badly. She is recovering nicely. We don't have anything more planned for today other than increasing her feeds by 1 cc every four hours. Tomorrow she should get her swallow study and maybe even have her chest tubes removed. Then we will be closer to having someone take this picture of us:
In case you are wondering, that is a picture of Baby Joseph and his parents Max and Deborah on their way home to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They were discharged on Friday but didn't make it home until Saturday night. Apparently long road trips don't go as smoothly with a baby in the car. I think they're OK with that.