Thursday, April 16, 2009
Do we have....LIFT OFF?????
NO, but much better! WE HAVE A VEIN! Finally, after trying since this morning and the third and final team got the vein on their first try. Let me just say that I have been praying almost continuously since they first said IV! As soon as this last, very sweet nice gentleman got the vein, did I sign out loud, THANK YOU, JESUS! I do believe he picked all three teams that were sent. From the very first one, they listen and they looked and they stuck on when they truly thought they could get one. Several just burst and most of the time they just couldn't see them. Each team were so gentle and sweet with Annabel. She didn't cry until the last and final team, but they went high into her upper, inside part of arm and they used a big needle according to the nice gentleman. She then did let out a cry but comforted very quickly. She is worn out and very fast asleep.
I do have to say that this is the third time an IV was suggested and they truly tried everything to not have to stick her. I loved when the pulmonology doctor came in just a bit ago and the second team was trying and he said "What are they doing this to her for?" I have to say that I feel after three days he is so protective with her. He was not aware yet of her night and after hearing about it decided he agreed this was the best plan.
After feeding Annabel throughout the night with Pedialyte by her feeding pump she had almost no output this morning. She had probably around 16 dirty diapers since early this morning with mucous and blood. They think her gut needs to heal and that she has some sort of virus going on. They have decided that she does have a pneumonia going on and that basically whatever this is will be a bacteria type germ. At this point no urinary but the pulmonary doctor says we must keep doing cultures since she has so many loose stools. Annabel defies gravity and most things like to travel back up into her.
We couldn't really get stable with CPAP and her oxygen needs due to her tummy that developed a life of it own during the night. She rarely moves around in her bed and last night she travel from north to south and east to west. She hung her foot over the railing on each side several times. She rocked back and forth swinging her arms from side to side. This baby girl was in some kind of pain as I and the doctors believe her pain tolerance is unbelievably high.
We have moved to another room (yea, we have our own bath w/shower) and there is much activity getting her set up. I will post later if there is any new news.