Mia had a great night Saturday night and there was even talk about moving to the step down unit on Monday. On Sunday afternoon she began to breathe harder and had a fever. Her white blood cell count was a little high so she was started on an broad spectrum antibiotic while we are awaiting results of her blood and urine cultures. In Mia's case I am glad that they are being cautious and proactive with her care. She was on a higher amount of oxygen yesterday but it was lowered today and she seems to be tolerating it. She also started eating yesterday but began to vomit. She hasn't had a bowel movement in about a week so they gave her a suppository and dulcolax and let's just say it worked like a charm. Today they pulled her last chest tube and her central line. Her central line may be the source of the fever since it has been in for two weeks though the line was changed last week in surgery. They did put an IV in her hand just as a precaution.
So we are making progress slowly but surely. Of course it is not as quickly as we would have hoped but we rejoice in any amount of progress at this point big or small. I apologize that this post is all over the place. I feel like my thoughts and mind are a bit foggy. Two weeks in the hospital will do that to you! I am so looking forward to getting home and back to our routine~maybe we will be homeward bound this week.