Thursday, July 12, 2007

11:00 AM Good and bad

Well...we went to bed around midnight. I was SO worried about getting any sleep. I woke up to the nurse talking to Emma, but could NOT open my eyes. Once she left, I looked at the clock, and it was ...ready.... 6:30!!! SO NICE!! Don't get me wrong, I still need a nap, like 5 or 6 hours worth.

I sat up and Emma looked over at me, and said... "Hi MOM!!!" Oh my, I almost cried! Her eyes are looking so much better. Peeing all the IV fluids out every hour will do that! She did so great this morning, but now is back to feeling yucky. She's in a lot of pain still, and FREAKS out when she has to pee. It is so exhausting, the whole process. Crying, trying to help her calm down to let it out, trying to convince her to change, changing her. UGH! And this really is a couple times an hour.

When she woke up this morning, she was laying in lots of yucky pee, so we gave her a little sponge bath, and washed her hair. I think it made the bed head worse, but hey...she's clean.

So the plan now is:
~get her to eat
~get her to take her pain meds orally
~stop her IV fluids
~we are switching her to Nubain, which will still be a constant drip, but not has sedating as the Morphine.
~they are also giving her a steroid to help with her upset tummy.
~we really want to get her out of her room. We're going to try a trip to the play room, see if that helps her feel better.
~they also have her on a schedule for blowing bubbles! So cute. It's a way to make sure she's taking deep breaths. And her lungs are not getting filled with fluid from being a blob.
~WALKING. She is not going to walk though till her IV is out. It's just a vicious cycle.

So we MAY go home today, may not. We'll see...


Amy said...

I hope you go home. Little vacation is okay but long term, ya wanna be home. I am glad that she is doing better, even if it is baby steps. Thinking of you!!!!

DanniRaye said...

Bubble blowing!! Man, if they'd had that after my c-sections, instead of deep breathing crap, I'd have done much much better!!

Lainey said...

Awww...her **sparkle** is coming back! YEAH!