Juliana is having a good day today. Her blood-gas has been excellent and they will be turning her rate down slightly from her current setting of 48. Her oxygen level has hovered in the high 20’s to low 30’s, so she is really close to room air which is 21% oxygen. Last night, they took out her arterial line in her right arm. If you look at the picture below, you can see the white gauze wrapped around that arm to keep it in place. All of that is gone now, so her arm is free. They noticed that her fingers didn’t have that rosy pink color they like, so by removing the line, better blood flow can get to her little fingers. Her fingers are much pinker today. In rounds, they discussed her PDA again. The plan right now is to give her an echo on Monday morning to see the PDA’s current size. We will have a meeting with the cardiologist later on Monday to decide what to do. Our sense is that they will recommend performing the ductus surgery on Tuesday. We are okay with that.