So now we're playing chess with Zoe's numbers.
Zoe's operation was successful in that it sent blood to the lungs - blood that wasn't getting there preoperatively.
But because it's a man-made fix, the doctors have to tinker with medicine to ensure the blood gets past the lungs to all the different parts of the body.
So, that's why we keep referring to a renal stat. Renal stats show that blood is getting to the kidneys, but the numbers dwindle when Zoe gets upset.
Yesterday, the doctors sedated Zoe to give her an echo. The sedation caused problems - much like earlier sedations - in that it wired Zoe up and made her agitated and jumpy, difficult to relax. Her numbers haven't been very good, but doctors are associating it with the sedative.
Zoe's still a little restless and has been up basically on the hour, but they're still attributing it to the sedative.
Slowly, the docs are trying to remove o2 and patches and things from her so they can send her home. She waited all day long for rounds to hear what baby's status is. Jen left the room for a minute, and missed them and so they'll come back to talk to her.
Soooo...we're thinking Thursday? Maybe?
P.S. for those of you not in Wisconsin, we're expecting a foot of snow Thursday night.