Kennedy made the move from CPAP to cannula today! This morning just before she was moved to cannula we had quite a scare. I heard a monitor alarming and looked around to see who it was. To my surprise, it was Kennedy. Her heart rate had dropped. I immediately began rubbing her feet. No luck. The head nurse walked in and told me turn her head, which I did. Still no luck. At this point her saturation level began alarming too. The head nurse jumped in and began working on her. The respiratory therapist jumped in there with her too. She had to bag her with the hand held equipment. The doctor came in and all three were working on her. Kennedy was so pale. I was standing back out of the way and my heart was in my stomach. We still don't know what caused this episode, but it may have been water from her tube that choked her. The doctor went ahead and moved her to cannula. She is doing great! She is breathing 21% oxygen (room air) and her saturations are wonderful.
After the doctor examined Drake this morning, she determined that he wasn't quite ready for cannula. We were just talking last night about him not being ready; therefore, we were not surprised by this. A few more days on CPAP will do him good. He has been weaned down to a CPAP level of 4 from a 5 yesterday. This has gone well so far. As long as he has his pacifier, he is a happy camper.