Plans for the day

The doctors believe that Maddie is improving and we are hoping to get her off of the ventilator today. Right now, they have turned down the settings on the ventilator to try to force her to breathe on her own. She is off all of the medications to increase her blood pressure as she is able to regulate that on her own now. We have also stopped much of the sedation in an attempt to get her more aware so that she breathes better and so that she is more ready for us to remove the breathing tube. This means that she is often quite uncomfortable as she realizes she has a tube down her throat, which causes some choking.

We are so thankful that she seems to be through the worst of the septic shock and seems to be successfully fighting the blood infection. We pray for minimal pain and discomfort for her in the time leading up to extubation and that she is able to breathe on her own once the tube is out.

Thanks for your prayers!
Liz

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11 thoughts on “Plans for the day

  1. Liz and Brandon,
    We are thinking of you all and praying for sweet Maddie!!!

    She has incredable strenght.
    much love, The Beasleys

  2. You don’t know me, but I was forwarded to your site and can’t help but pray for your little girl. She seems to be such a little fighter and so full of life. She is just adorable, those big eyes and smile have to brighten any room. Glad to hear she’s improved and please know I am praying for her.

  3. Liz – Thrilled to read the positive update! We are praying for the three of you and you are never far from our thoughts.
    Lots of love,
    Carrie

  4. Liz,
    Hello its your long lost nurse from the clinic. I have been calling each week to get updates on all my babies . Kelly has been keeping me informed about my little sweet pea. She has had a lot going on since I have been out. I think about her all the time.I am saying big prayers for Maddie to pull through this and for God to give you both strength during this time. Maddie is definately a fighter. Give her kisses fo me . Love,Kristen

  5. Liz –
    So thankful you take the time to post updates about Maddie. Thrilled to hear she is off the ventilator.
    All of you, especially Maddie, is in my daily prayers.
    She is truly an amazing child. Peace & Blessings to all of you.
    Loretta

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