Vent, round 4 now is it?

She made it on the nasal therm for 20 hrs. Her gas was awful this afternoon so back on the vent she went. But, this time they gave her a bigger tube since she has grown. We kinda think that the reason the vent didnt work as well the last time was because the tube was too small and was leaking too much air. The blood gas after she went back on the vent was a lot better. Hopefully it stays in a good range now. One point the Dr made today is the only way she is going to get better is to grow. And she wont grow if she is burning extra calories just trying to breath. She described it like Taryn was constantly running a marathon. Poor thing.

So, the vent will help her out for a bit longer, allow her to grow and get more chunky. And…we will try the whole breathing thing again in a week or so, and in the meantime, keep praying.

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3 Replies to “Vent, round 4 now is it?”

  1. Well she definitely has started to put on the weight – she is now 2lbs 10 1/2ozs!! Yeah baby Taryn – just keep growing and we know those lungs will get better!! We love you so much.

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  2. I had a tiny niece years ago and my brother-in-law used to say: “I just wish I could grow for her!”

    Bet you wish the same.

    Faith….Hope….Love….Peace.

    Darci’s Sister

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