Natalie's oxygen requirements creeped up to the 60's overnight so they ordered a chest X-ray. The X-ray showed very wet lungs. They have ordered an extra dose of Lasix hoping that will draw the fluid out. They also ordered cultures on her lung excretions and a CBC and to rule out pneumonia.
As for good news, her vent mode was changed again to one that is a little less invasive. They feel her lungs are strong enough and that the new mode will allow for more healing. It is frustrating that the BPD is what is keeping her on the vent and the vent is keeping the BPD from healing. It is such a catch-22 and I am hoping that things shift in our favor quickly and her lungs can make good progress.
I am now spending my day waiting for test results and hoping she responds well to the interventions. I suppose being in a "chronic phase" in the NICU may not be as easy breezy as I had hoped.