Juliana just got her heart echo a few minutes ago, so we should get a result from the cardiologist later this afternoon. Her CO2 has continued to be in the 50s, so her rate has been turned up to 58 breaths per minute. If her rate improves, Jen may be able to hold her later today. If it continues to be high, they can turn her up to 60, but after that she would require the oscillator again to blow off the excess carbon dioxide. We’re hoping she will turn it around today.
Update: The cardiologist reported that she still has a small PDA. Tomorrow morning they will discuss during rounds what the next step will be for her. I am not certain which way it will go, but surgery is a definite option. If so, surgery would be scheduled fairly quickly, as early as Friday is a possibility. We had planned on going home tomorrow for a night or two, but we will see what is in store for her first.