Talked of today being the day she comes off the ventilator. My sister and family came down to the hospital today, Visited then went and ate. Almost took her off when we planned to leave but decided she was to a sleep. The nurse took a break then came back while we we're gone. Forgot to give us a call when it happened must have missed passing it on. oh well. When we got back she'd had the breathing tube out for 45mins. They pulled it at 2pm. Shes been doing great. Seems a lot more comfortable now that its gone. YAY.
Shes working on getting the pain meds and sedation meds gone slowly. Thinking the chest tubes will go sometime tomorrow.
Mariska can start to drink clear liquids later this evening. After shes hit the 6 hour mark of breathing on her own.
Things are moving right along.
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