Hana was very restless over night. They gave morphine and versed drips and ketamine. She is still thrashing about this morning. We woke up and hurried this morning because they were going to start the extubation at 7:40. Hana’s blood count was low this morning, they are not too worried as they think it may be from so many blood draws. They decided to do a blood transfusion before extubation, to boost her hemoglobin. They have to follow special protocols because Hana is a possible transplant candidate. We are waiting for the blood to come up – I guess it takes a while to scan. Then half the transfusion will take place over an hour and the other half over three hours.
I think it will be early afternoon before extubation. We have the same day nurse as yesterday. She has many good qualities I just wish she were more attentive to some details. It has been a full time job holding Hana still!