Friday, June 08, 2012
OXYGEN!!!!!!! 196 days of it continuously and, just like that, she's off it. We had been *trialing* Shelby off it earlier in the week; mostly when it involved taking Benny out :-O We would check her sats and they would be pretty decent (high 80's). So, we kept extending the amount of time she was off the O2, but would put her back on after a while...until Wednesday evening rolled around and after about an hour or so we noticed she hadn't put her O2 back on after a "break." We checked her sats - low 90's! So we kept her off a bit longer and still good. She went the whole night without it and her sats were in the mid-90's!!!! So the next day we kept her off....and the rest is history :-) By no means are her O2 saturation levels completely normal yet, but low 90's is FABULOUS! During PT yesterday afternoon she stayed above 87%. I haven't called home health and asked them to pick up her O2 and concentrator, but hopefully soon we will be confident that her lungs have healed enough that we don't need that stuff here at home. Seven weeks post-transplant...on 10 liters of O2 pre-transplant...just came off the ventilator 6 weeks ago. Amazing. Shelby is thrilled that she is not tethered to her nasal cannula anymore and so are we.
Posted by Jenn at 6/08/2012 10:02:00 PM