Thursday, November 15, 2007

Self-Extubation...what is that?

Well, it is when the patient takes the tube out themselves...

It was Petes turn to hold Faith for her feeding and in the process Faith had decided that she was going to cough out her ventilator tube. We were so scared, cause she had been riding the machine still and was not doing all her own breathing. She was at room air which is very good, but she needed more then just that to be extubated.

The dr had said that we were probably going to wait til the weekend to do that so that she was 100% ready to be off the machine.

Well, Faith made the decision a whole lot easier for them...

She has been off the vent for over 2 hours now and has been breathing on her own, and keeping her oxygen levels up as well. Pete just put her down now and she is getting ready to be fed some more.

They also change her eating times, from every 3 hours to every 4 hours. They are also going to give her 12 mL every time now. She is digesting most of what she is taking in, but needs to improve more on steps though...

Anyhow, so that is the big update today. She is no longer on the vent and is doing great...God is so awesome!! The dr's and nurses were and still are shocked that she is doing this well on her own too!! What a testimony just right there.

Oh yeah, and when they took the tubes out they had to suction her nose. The comment from one of the nurses was "I have never seen anything like that before!!" They couldn't get all the snot out with the suction, so they took a cloth to clean up the remainder and this piece of snot was soooooo was like the never ending snot...

No wonder she couldn't breathe! Thanks for all the continued prayers and support...we hope to have some pictures up here soon.


  1. Sounds like you have a baby with a whole lot of strength! I look foward to pictures.

  2. I'm smiling from ear to ear - what a cool testimony! You're writing history here!!

  3. Remember, Faith means to trust and Emily means to strive or excel........GOD IS GOOD!

  4. Thank you for your posts, I am glad to hear about how well Faith is doing.
    Praise God for His faithfulness!

  5. God is GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!I'm so glad to hear Faith is doing so well. Our prayers are still with you. No one can heal like our God. Pauline H.

  6. she is so a patton, and she is an awesome girl already, this blog today should be printed and put in a baby book and saved for her wedding day, She is already making decisions for herself.
    I love it and you guys so much and we won't stop the prayers and declarations over her
    love always Cheryl

  7. Congrats on your little girl. I'm praying for you all. Sounds like you've got a strong little fighter on your hands.

  8. I've been SOOO out of the loop. I just got caught up. Congrats on your new baby girl. Praying for her to make a full recovery! We know that God has plans for that little fighter!