Juliet was a new girl yesterday. Her size was relatively back to normal. She could fully open her eyes. Her vent settings were decreased. She was maintaining her blood pressure (with only a little medicine) and her kidneys were working again. She was MUCH happier. Apparently, she likes chest tubes.
The plan for today is a big move for Jules. She will be transferred to the PICU (pediatric ICU). The doctors (NICU and PICU) feel like it would be best for her to have a "new set of eyes" treating her. Many of her issues are no longer "NICU issues" and she seems to be in a vicious cycle without making forward progress. It is very sad for Chris and I to leave the NICU, where so many of the staff love Jules and know her so well. However, maybe this change is what we need to get her closer to home.