Monday, March 16, 2009

Breathing on Her Own

Peeper came off the ventilator, and had her NG tube removed around 4:20 pm. She's now under an oxygen tent and doing great.

As you can see in the photo, the tent only covers her head and chest, so we can hold her hand and touch her legs / feet.

What's most amazing is that she is already breathing better than she was this morning, before surgery. Her respiration rate is much lower and she's not sucking her chest in like she was.

Thank you all so much for everything.


  1. Gentle hugs. It breaks my heart that you and she have to go through this.

  2. Wonderful! Actually, considering all, she looks great.

  3. She is a teeny-tiny tough little cookie! It makes sense that the surgery would take effect immediately, but I never thought of that. I expect that as she recovers you will see more things get better that you did not even know were wrong. Love you all.

  4. yayyy!!! what a little trooper she is!!!


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