Saturday, June 6, 2009

Day 2 Post Op...

I am going to try to make this quick so if there are errors just forgive me. Her night of pain was ok, we didn't give any more morphine. She is still on catheter with epidural in her back. They say this will stay a few more days. She did begin her desats in the night on a fairly regular basis, the had to give some oxygen all during the night, but due to Leslie our wonderful night nurse, she handles everything.
They also realized this morning that her output was greater than her input so they had to begin saline bolus for a boost. But both Iv's site blew and the search for another one lasted until this evening about 4:30. We were also waiting for a BM as a sign that her gut is waking up. Well she just had her ninth one a few minutes ago. There is some thought that it is too much. It also has a very foul smell so mind can't help but wondering about c-diff. I just know that it can't be.
She still slept most of the day, but did have some really good eye contact for about 20 minutes. I really think tomorrow will be a good day of Annabel making some good progress.
Everyone has been so kind asking about me getting rest, but I do at this point feel rested. When she sleeps at times I crawl right up beside her and sleep. The nurse pointed out that her heart rate decreases when I do this. They are sure this is high due to the pain or just discomfort she is experiencing, also with some early dehydration.
Mel and my oldest son Derek came up today. The twins stayed, brought me lunch and they attended the Astro game. Tara went home to take care of her dogs and will return Monday. Tyler is off with his unit doing some training.
We also had a visit from Katie and Annie as they were returning from Galveston.
Some have asked when we would go home, and the thought was about a week. A lot is depending on when she is able to take feeds and tolerate them well. Also, I do think they are going to try to make some adjustments to her bi-pap. We need to be successful at this, if not it will continue to affect her heart.
So much for this being short, I love you all and am so thankful for your encouraging words and your PRAYERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fresh after my bath...

Derek telling me about the Astros game..


Telling her g'nght before returning to the hotel ...


Good Night, and thank you for praying for me...


This is Leslie, our night nurse and this is a huge reason why I feel so rested...

10 comments:

Michelle said...

Such a beautiful girl! I have been thinking of and praying for Annabel and it was nice to check in and see her precious face tonight!

my3sons said...

What sweet photos! Still praying....

Jill Smith said...

Thank you for keeping us updated, Cathy. My prayers go out to you and your family.

Tamara said...

I know you must be so tired emotionally. Wish I could take some of that burden from you. Love you dear friend and thinking once again of you often. Thanks for taking the time to update us all and to put photos of this sweet baby up for us to see. I so wish I was able to fly down there to be with you. My heart is there with you, just not physically. I miss her smiles and can;t wait to see them once again. So sweet of your family to come around you like they do! I am sure little miss loves it! I love that her heart rate drops when you are near, shows she is comforted by you and does not that just do your heart good! So sweet she is, please tell her we love her!!! Can you e-mail me the hospital you are at? Sorry I forgot and which room you are in? Many hugs are being sent your way, and Abby sends her request to Jesus for a speedy recovery for her best friend little miss Annabel!

Tam and Abbs

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Your children are so precious to surround you like that! I love your nurse as well! There is NOTHING like a great nurse.
I hope today brings much improvement!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Thank heavens for eye contact, that must have made your heart sing.

I hope things wake up and even out soon so you guys can get out of there!

Kathy said...

Good to see Annabel looking so styling in her adorable matching everything outfits! Her color looks really good. We just need to get the sparkle back in her eyes and that amazing smile back! Today should be a big improvement!

Thanking God for Leslie! In fact, if I were going to have another child I would name her/him Leslie! Such a great name!!! Have you heard of any babies with that name lately?

Cathy, you are so good to keep us updated and knowing how to pray for our sweet girl.

So glad that Mel and Derek (wow! how handsome is that young man?!?) and your girls were there. Hope Tara's pups are doing well so she can get back to you and Annabel.

Also hoping that you got your Starbuck's today!!! : )

Praying that her little bowel is healing in such a supernatural way that her tummy issues will be a true thing of the past! No more UTIs! PRAYING, PRAYING, PRAYING!!!

Good that you are staying the week. No more return visits to the hospital, please!

Love you girls! You remain in my heart, my thoughts and always in my prayers!!!
Kathy

Laurie in Ca. said...

Praying for Annabel continually as she heals up and that the pooping will return to normal for her. I am asking God to fill you up with peace and joy for your heart and emotions. You are loved by me big time:)

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Kenzie said...

Praying so much that she is recovering well and it's not c-dif... I'm working on a sitter and will let you know but I'm so happy to see Annabel's precious face and so many people have been there to help you and love on you guys! Know that I am praying lots. You are such an awesome mama!

Love you!

Kelly said...

we have been keeping annabel in our thoughts. thank you for posting on her progress and including the beautiful photos. she looks like a sleepy little princess. we will continue sending warm wishes your way.