Phew! Its been a long, stressful, and emotional NINE days for us! Since being given the pneumonia diagnosis Lillian has gotten soooooo much better! The doctor isn't sure if she's gotten better because of the antibiotics, the breathing treatments, or the Pulmozyme. The Pulmozyme was a medication that was given to Lillian through a nebulizer. It helps to break up the mucus in her lungs. I'm sure it was a combination of everything that made her better. I'm just glad she's better!
Over the last few days we've been trying to wean her off of the oxygen. A few times, we'd decrease the oxygen but then had to turn around and put her back at her previous level within 5 minutes.
Well, the day has FINALLY come! Her oxygen was turned off at 8:45am today and she's been maintaining an oxygen saturation level of 95-97%! Anything above 94% is normal.
The pediatrician came in a little while ago and said that Lilly's lungs sounded more clear today. She was happy to see her off of the oxygen and maintaining a normal saturation level for the last few hours :-) She said they will continue to monitor her over the next few hours. If Lillian is still doing well at the end of the day, we will be able to go home!!!!! FINALLY!
I can't wait to go home. I miss my little man so much! I miss my hubby! I miss my bed!!! Hopefully we can go home this evening!