Skyla Manawa Temaipi 13/10/07 - 13/6/08

Skyla Manawa Temaipi 13/10/07 - 13/6/08
Click on pic of Skyla to go to beginning of her life story. Then scroll to bottom of page

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Plan to extubate already

20/2/08 Skyla was still abit unsettled today. They did how ever manage to wean her vent down alot. They also weaned her morphine down from 50 to 20 and also weaned down the midaz. Not that they helped her much as she is pretty immune to it all as she has pretty much been on morphine for about 13wks of her life. She is now 18 1/2wks old. So hopefully we can get her off it asap as she does get withdrawals. They plan to extubate her tomorrow. I wasnt expecting this so soon but its great news. I was expecting her to be on it for atleast a week, so the sooner the better, just as long as she is ready. She is very swollen in the face today. Her eyes are very puffy too. She has these beautiful Angelina Jolie lips. They are so cute. Her top lip is swollen for her lip tie that they cut yesterday in her op. Other than that she had a great day. They didnt worry about an arterial line. As long as her sats are ok and being on the vent they can monitor her CO2. They will probably do a gas in a day or two just to make sure. So hopefully she will have a great night tonight and be extubated tomorrow. Fingers crossed.


Betsy Dellinger said...


Just read through Skyla's journey. I had read some of it before, but I needed a complete refresher. She is absolutely gorgeous, but you don't need me to tell you that I'm sure!

I would love for you to add Ned's post to your blog and I would like to link Skyla's as well if you don't mind.

Also, just wondering if Skyla was ever on ECMO? Did they repair her hernia or coarctation first? I certainly want her included in the medical journal if possible. I'd also like to have some information that Dr. Duncan's research didn't turn up just to bring him off his high horse a would be funny! You can email me at

I'm really hoping Skyla comes off the vent today! She has been such a trooper!


Anonymous said...

Hi Kristy, cousin Kym in Queensland here, just read the lastest on Skyla, dont understand most of it , you speak ( type like a doctor)lol, good to here she is progressing, hope you can take her home soon. my thoughts are with you.
Kym xxx