We thought we would let people know that Julia is doing well after her surgery yesterday. The surgery has really helped her blood pressure and her profusion to her organs. She has been moved to yet another ventilator( we now know about 3 kinds. the “jet”, the “oscillator”, and the “regular”) This time it is the oscillating ventilator. Her blood oxygen saturations are looing good, and they are only giving her a 80% oxygen mix, so that is good, as she was at almost 100% right after the surgery.
It’s pretty amazing to see all the medicines that she is getting to keep her body in balance. To think that a mother with a baby in her tummy doesn’t have to do anything special for her baby to have all the right things in the right balance. For Julia, she has many monitors, devices, medicines, and a full-time nurse, respiratory therapist, as well as a physician to try and do the same thing. We are so grateful for what they are doing for her. Being an uncomfortable mom at 9 months doesn’t seem so uncomfortable any more.
Here is a picture of all the medicines, drugs, food, etc being given to Julia. There’s a syringe on each little machine.