Her little body was simply exhausted. The amount of respiratory support she was demanding reached the limits and demonstrated a need for more assistance. Bentley was tired. She needed to rest. She was uncomfortable and was searching for a deep breath. Her body needed a little more time to recuperate in order to support the effort her lungs were demanding. Bentley was intubated around lunch, or a little after (breathing tube put back in place). This will provide her more time to recover, build strength and stamina, and tolerate the efforts of coughing and exercising her lungs through a normal day. It looks like a step backwards, but through this I am confident she will be able to recover her lungs to a level in which her body can keep up.
She is still a stubborn determined sly little girl. You can see it below the surface. A little time and rest should make great strides. She isn’t giving up, she just needs to stop and catch her breath. Thank you to everyone lifting her and her team up.
Psalms 18:32, It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.