Calin had the breathing and feeding tubes taken out at about 10:30 this morning. The first few minutes were a bit tough as she had to cough up the gunk in her throat and get things working again in the normal way. But she got over that and is now sleeping peacefully with just an oxygen mask. Nurse Beth and Drs. Madtes and Parsons did a great job helping out, so Calin continues to be in good hands. Over the afternoon and the next few days the high flow supply of oxygen to the mask will be adjusted to see just how much help Calin needs and what amount of physical activity she can tolerate. For now she can expect to enjoy such simple pleasures as brushing her teeth, eating food that's not Oxepa Therepeutic Nutrition, and talking again.
2 years ago