So here's the update...
After continuing with some Arrhythmias last night, they seem to have gotten her heartbeat back to normal today. Her catheter and the sensor that was on her forehead were removed last night or early this morning. She was taken off the paralytic drug. The drainage tube from her chest was removed and the hole sutured this morning. The IV in her neck was removed this afternoon. The tube suctioning from her belly that went through her nose was removed this after noon. It seemed to us that every time we left the room, we came back to less tubes. That was very exciting. Also, she was squirming around and opening and closing her eyes when we'd talk to her. However, we have to be careful not to overstimulate her and make her move around too much or her oxygen level may start to drop. So, we kind of just have to look at her quietly. That's hard for us.
They began feeding Julianne milk through a feeding tube through her nose today, as well! This was the first "real food" she's had since she was born! We are so happy.
As we were leaving the hospital tonight, the nurse had ordered a crib for Julianne. So, by the time we get there tomorrow morning she'll be in a real crib.
The only minor problem we had today is that her ventilator tube had slipped down and was inflating only one side of her lungs. It was fixed and they're going to be doing another x-ray to make sure everything is in the correct place now.
You can't see it too good in the picture because she was in a little "blanket envelope" but this is her chest closed!
Finally, here she is minus the belly draining tube, minus the chest drain tube, minus the neck IV, plus the feeding tube.