Monday, September 22, 2008

2nd Attempt at Extubation

On Saturday, Juliana started a third course of Dexamethasone (steroids) with the hopes of being extubated. She has been very stable over the last week. Her oxygen requirement is down in the 20's and occasionally at room air. She is still not back on feeds, but has been off the antibiotics since Sunday. The pediatric surgeons have been watching her very carefully and are waiting for the right moment to start feeding her again. Her abdominal xrays are showing improvement but not enough to make them feel comfortable with feeding her. So for now it's back to "wait and see". As we all know Juliana is the boss and it's totally up to her what happens next.

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Juliana Maria was born on July 12, 2008. She is a micro preemie born at 1lb 2oz. 11-1/2 in 23 weeks and 4 days gestational age.