We think a picture is worth 1000 words…
Yep….today Charlotte was released from CV Surgery to Cardiology. Dr. Young, her cardiologist, gave the following orders:
–d/c NG tube. This is probationary. Charlotte is to eat on demand for a week and then go to her pediatrician to be weighed in. If she gains weight, we can keep the NG tube out for another week. If she stays the same or loses weight, the NG tube goes back in. Keep your fingers crossed!!
Lots of other boring orders changing her drug dosages.
Most importantly, Dr. Young was “pleasantly surprised” by Charlotte’s progress and indicated that things were going even better than she had expected.
After a loooooooooooong day at the hospital (9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.–visits with Xray, Echocardiogram, EKG, CV surgery and Cardiology, plus social visits with 2 PICU nurses), little miss is asleep on my arm as I type this.
p.s. d/c means “discontinue” 🙂