|Marcus & Po Bear|
While walking around the mall, we get a call from Dr. McKenzie, the pediatric surgeon replacing the pd catheter. She said her part was done and everything went well. She was able to go through the same incision and simply switch out the old catheter for the new one, with no complications. Maia was still in surgery, having her trach tube put in. So after about a couple of hours of not hearing anything from the Drs, we went home and I checked in with Maia's nurse. Maia was back resting in her room, but the nurse is not allowed to update on surgical procedures, so she would have a Dr. call me back. It wasn't long before Dr. Stephanie Ogawa of the PCICU called. She said Maia was resting comfortably and still sleeping. She now had a new trach tube in place on her neck and her cheeks were now free from tape! It turns out Maia's trach tube size is in between the available sizes they had. So the correct size for her was ordered and would be put in next Friday during the weekly cleaning of her tube. For now she has a smaller one in place which works fine, but the tube on order would probably be more comfortable for her. After her surgery, her blood gases didn't look so good, but after an hour, they were perfect. She just needed some time to adjust. So after that update, we all breathed another sigh of relief and we were able to get a good night's sleep.
Saturday was another busy day for us. We started out by sleeping in, a rare treat for us! Then it was off to a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese in Gilroy for one of our niece's 1st birthday! We had a great time catching up with family and friends, and Marcus had a blast, spending most of his time playing games and collecting tickets! But of course our thoughts were all on our baby girl! So then it was off to UCSF for our daily dose of Maia! We were all so excited for this visit and couldn't wait to see her face! We had a feeling she would be sleepy and groggy from being sedated so much, so we didn't expect her to be awake... but of course we didn't mind.
|Maia with her new trach tube|
|A kiss from big brother|
|Maia staring at the camera|
|I love it when she yawns! so cute|
|"I'm trying to rest, what's with all the noise?!"|