"Amen, I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20
We have not made significant progress, but we are not escalating care either. Sarah is on the high-flow nasal cannula, with the same settings she was on when she extubated. Getting off the bi-pap is progress, and I promise to get excited about it as soon as we get through twelve hours without someone mentioning the need to go back on bi-pap or re-intubate.
I like the cannula. Obviously, I want her to get well enough to be off support, but as support machines go, this one is OK. I can see her beautiful face. She can see me. It is easy to take off and put on. If she pulls it off it is not critical- I can fix it. That means I can pick her up and hold her without the nurse's help. When she is awake, she can move around quite a bit on her bed and it does not make anyone nervous. I cannot imagine that it feels awesome, but she seems more comfortable.