Saturday, March 24, 2007

Recovery Day #3: Released from PICU & Wireless




Charlotte has officially been transferred from the PICU to the 5th floor cardiac recovery unit. She's in room 586, bed 1. Her PICU nurse Naomi was sad to see her go. Charlotte was so peppy and playful--she provided a real ray of sunshine in the PICU.

She had her chest tubes removed this morning. I'm sure it was uncomfortable, but she was a real trooper. We've also had the peripheral IV removed from her foot and are hoping she'll have the strength to walk tomorrow.

She's eating gang busters, but reflux reared its ugly head again this afternoon.

On the fifth floor Charlotte gets to eat in a high chair. Actually, Mom thinks she prefers lolling around in bed with milk and cookies.

And she's still running a low-grade fever that seems to have Mom & Dad more worried than anyone else.

Mobile and running for Mayor of the Cardiac Recovery Unit.


On the 5th floor she still has monitors attached to her chest, but she's got a wireless monitor. We got to visit the Child-Life Center this afternoon for Charlotte to play with the train table and color at a table.

2 comments:

Dawn said...

All of us at P2P are thinking of you and Charlotte. We are glad that her recovery is going well and will keep her in our thoughts and prayers.

Tracy said...

Camera or no camera, Ilene, you've got it all together. Sweet dreams to Charlotte, and hopefully a few hours rest for you and Philippe.

Love,

Tracy