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!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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...