Today was an okay day for Ally. It was actually very uneventful so I guess that is good but it also meant no weaning from the vent. The plan this morning was to wean but then her noon and late afternoon blood gases were not so great so the docs kept her settings the same.
Ally's biopsy from Tuesday clearly shows some rejection so her docs will be keeping her on the OKT3 till Monday. Another biopsy will be done on Friday but Dr. Kyle said it will probably be unchanged from the one that was done yesterday. Ally spent a lot of time sleeping today. I am thinking she doesn't feel that great because of the rejection. Although, I guess it could be from the open abdomen, or the broken down skin around her stoma, or the stitches that have been in for 5 weeks, or the amount of medications she is on or possible the breathing tube, NG tube, J tube, and two JP drains. Put it this way she has the right to feel however she wants to feel! She also had some low grade temps today which is probably from the rejection.
On a good note Ally seemed less agitated today and was very happy to watch some movies on her DVD player. I got a chance to go to parents night at Ashley's new school. I even met another mom and got to talking with her for a while. She has a son starting school with Ashley and he and Ashley have the same birthday. She asked about getting the kids together for a play date sometime over the weekend or next week so that they both would know someone when they start school.
I managed to fit the Pirates game into my busy schedule. Lynne was right when she told me they stink. It was a very boring game but Lynne, Amy and Jamie kept me entertained so it was a fun night. Thanks again Lynne.
I am hoping Ally has a day of progress tomorrow and that she can do some weaning on her vent.