Thursday, November 18, 2010

Our Night

Our night is winding down and soon the unit will be filled with the hustle and bustle of the changing of the nursing shift and doctors coming in to make rounds, etc.

Rachel's night over all went well.

She woke up shortly after Daddy, crying and asking for him to come back, she wanted both of us here and she didn't understand why we both couldn't stay. She eventually calmed down and went back to sleep for a while.

She was up around midnight with a trip to the bathroom, a dose of Tylenol, and the nurse attempting to clean around her nose. The nasal stents are a complete bothersome to Rachel and it's hard to tell if her pain is as bad as it really is, or it's the extreme discomfort of the stents in her nose. Trying anything to soothe her, I suggested a walk around the unit. A few steps out her door, she said it hurt too much to walk and requested a wheelchair. So the nurse found one. But pushing the wheelchair and an IV pole was too much of a challenge so we called it quits and went back to bed. She calmed down and drifted to sleep.Around 4:00, I heard Rachel whimpering in her sleep and I went to get the nurse. It was time for another dose of Tylenol with Coedine. After a trip to the bathroom and an attempt at cleaning up her nose, she was comfortable sitting up for a while. So at 4:30 this morning, she sat cross legged on her bed, sorting through the Silly Bandz that Uncle Robbie and Auntie brought her and the gift bag of things our friends brought to her last night and even colored for a while.We snuggled for a while in her bed for a while and fell asleep shortly thereafter. Her IV alarm went off a while ago, and I had to go get the nurse, so I decided to just stay up.

The nasal stents are a huge bothersome to her. She detests them and wants them out NOW! Unfortunately they have to stay put for a week. She's peeing, taking water, and has walked. But she hasn't had any juice or soft foods. So before we get the word of getting to go home today, she has to do those.

Please be praying for the stents to not be so bothersome and that she decides to drink and eat.

1 comment:

Kim said...

It is hard to believe you both can't be there with her. Hope and pray all goes well so you can bring her home soon!