Wednesday, February 23, 2011

O2 Concentrator, Your Days Are Numbered!

Could it be? Could this really truly be happening?!?!? Chloe's overnight study is scheduled for this Friday! She'll actually go to bed without a canula in her nose for the first time ever! (That is...the first time ever since her 89 days on the respirator ended. :-)

Now, I'm not saying that she's woken up every single day with the canula in her nose. To tell the truth, I don't actually recall the last time she woke up with the canula in her nose. Maybe it was sometime around November...? Usually it's on her forehead, in her eye, around her neck...yesterday she had rolled up about three times in her oxygen cord in her sleep. And she sleeps about three feet from me! I'll be so glad to get rid of that thing. What they'll do during the overnight study is hook Chloe up to a pulse-oximeter. This is a machine that constantly reads her heartrate and the amount of oxygen circulating in her blood. You've probably had your pulse-ox taken before - it's the little thing you put your finger in with the red light. Chloe's will be taped to her toe. The readings will be collected and sent to her Pulmonologist and then he should give the order to stop her oxygen and finally get all this equipment outta here!

Wish her luck!

P.S. Chloe's 19lb 7oz. Our little grower is totally on the growth chart. Yay for Chloe!


The Hillbergs said...

Awesome!!!! Chloe is doing so great!!!!!! Someday she'll be running around like crazy and you'll wish you had a bit of that oxygen tubing to keep her on a leash!!!! lol

Megan B ♥ said...

The little fatty passed CREW! Good job!!