Well I guess I was wrong, we are still in PCU but in a private room. She is considered in contact isolation until they find out about her stools and what the virus is. So I began using my cell phone because I was told just not in the PCU. I thought those pods we were in last week and this week with the nurses in the middle were the PCU, not the entire floor. So tonight after I had been on my phone way too much, a nurse kindly, but firmly said you are not allowed cell phones in the PCU. I said I know, I didn't use mine in the PCU. She said you are NOW! I replied, no, I am not in the PCU any longer. She informed me that this entire floor is the PCU and not allow anywhere but the family room. I think I got it now. So for all those that I told could use my cell now to reach me, I was totally wrong. The hospital room phone number is 832-826-7022.
Annabel did well for a good while until this afternoon maybe around 5:00. She became very much in pain and began having one dirty diaper after the other. Probably every ten minutes we were changing her and she has just recently slowed up. They have done more x-rays that show so much air in her belly. A surgeon just came by to feel her abdomen and see her condition. Earlier around 10:00 p.m. she began going down fairly quickly. Her lips were white and she was so pale. She would not have eye contact and just was sleeping almost all the time. We have seen Annabel go down very quickly and tonight when the nurse was in the room checking on her status it was obvious to all that something was going on. They are mainly talking bowel obstruction. But at this point in the last 30 minutes or so Annabel has pinked up a bit and is resting, not lethargic resting! I was able to pick her up, she has been hurting so much she would cringe when we tried to touch her. There were a few weak smiles but good signs.
I am about to crawl in the bed and hopefully have a peaceful night. They have the CPAP set between 7.7 and 8.2 and at this point no oxygen. I do know the hope is that Annabel is just sick with a pneumonia, some sort of virus that has put her oxygen levels at this point. They know she has the severe obstruction and that is not changing. It is the amount of desats she is having and her oxygen needs that have increased in just the last week. Praying for a day tomorrow without any news to report. Maybe just a few smiles from Annabel and enjoying hanging out in her room. I hope you all know how much your support and your comments via blog, phone, computer or whatever has been appreciated.