Today Grey was put back on the NIV NAVA vent. She tolerated the high flow oxygen well during the day yesterday and it was great to see her on it, but she began having more apenic episodes than normal as the evening progressed. This is due to her neuro prematurity and her brain “forgeting” to signal her lungs to breathe and keep her heart rate up. When this occurs, she will sometimes recover quickly on her own and others she requires some physical stimulation to “wake” back up. The decision was made to put her back on the support of the vent early this morning.
We wanted to fill you in on this little update as we were very excited to give the announcement yesterday. She just wasn’t quite ready to come off the vent yet, but she hopefully will be soon!
Continue to pray for her to grow! Grow Grey Grow!