Tuesday, November 11, 2014

No News is the Same News...

Abby is still getting sick constantly.  The disconcerting part is the amount of blood we are seeing, but the doctors assured us that it was normal after a long intubation.  

They can't quite figure out why she is getting sick so much though. They've gotten rid of meds, added meds, increased meds, timed meds differently....and nothing is making any difference. They are still trying though.

Despite all of that, she managed to take two walks today!  The second one was a pretty good distance to the playroom and back!  Toys are so motivational! :). Her gait is improving and that really seemed to be the only time she showed much interest in anything at all.  


She got to meet Olive, the therapy dog, but her arms are so tight and her hands flap and shake so much that she couldn't pet her.  Olive was so sweet up on her bed though, and Abby clutched the picture of Olive her owner gave her for about an hour after they left!



The rest of the day, she pretty much just stared listlessly into space and looked pitiful.  Her hands shake and flap constantly, she sweats like crazy, and she shakes like she is freezing.  Withdrawal is so difficult!!  She barely slept at all, and when she did doze off for about 20 minutes, she woke up to get sick. :(. It is so hard to see her like this!  I want my Abby back!

Tonight, I dragged myself away from the hospital to sleep at Rmh for the night.  It isn't easy to leave my girl, but I have to take care of myself in order to be the caretaker she needs. Plus, Matt will take good care of her tonight!

4 comments:

RicKim said...

We are praying! Praying! Praying!! We love you Abby joy!! Ella especially loves you and prays for you!!

April said...

Do you need anything? I would be happy to bring it to you tomorrow!

April

April said...

PS - Still wearing Purple for Abby!

Raelyn said...

Julie....
Hugs, Friend!! That is all I have to write tonight. Hugs.... ;)
Love you later, Raelyn