Thursday, January 28, 2010

Update on Josephine

She had a procedure done yesterday to look at the function of her vocal cords, and to look at her airway structure/function. She did a good job...they warned me that she could come back from the OR vented if it was necessary, but she came back only needing CPAP- a good thing! They found out that one of her vocal cords is definitely paralyzed, but the other one seems to compensate. This means that she should be able to eat by mouth! She will probably have a hoarse or raspy voice but I don't see this as a big problem. We also found out that her airway structure is a little weak and a bit abnormal. As of right now she doesn't need a trach tube put in. The doctors believe she just needs to get bigger and stronger. I can live with that! I really hope they are right and she won't need a trach, but if she does go home with one, that isn't the end of the world. Only time will tell!

Madeline and Sofia are doing just fine! Currently, Sofia is without any breathing assistance! Madeline had her OT "workout" today and she loved it! Life is pretty good; lets keep it that way!

1 comment:

  1. We are preying that no trach will be needed for Josephine. Keep getting stronger!!

    Way to go Sophia, no breathing assistance you are moving along so well.

    Madeline I would love to see a picture of you doing your OT, my kiddos LOVED OT too.

    Continuous prayers for your family,