Gwen is off the ventilator, breathing on her own. She has a nasal bridge giving some extra pressure "so she remembers to breath", so there are still tubes going up to her noise. When she cries we can she actually makes noise. It's wonderful, but it jerks your heart strings that much more. This is all going on as I type, it's hard to watch.
When she came off she gave a scare because she was taking a big breath to really let out a cry. They called it a terrible 2 like temper tantrum.
Pray I can get Laura away long enough that she can eat.
(Food what's that? Laura here to add something...please pray that she can stay off the vent...they are still working on her, but so far so good. Now they will see how she does today. More watching and waiting. Again, this situation is always one step forward with the possibility of needing to go back a little. Pray that she will keep eeeking forward. At this particular moment they are giving her something to chill her out a little, or "take the edge off a little". She doesn't like all the work they are doing as they get her off the vent - who blames her? I keep hearing these little cries....poor thing...)