Abby is settled into the PICU and sleeping pretty fitfully, which is to be expected. She wakes up about every 10 minutes in need of another push of her PCA pump! They don't have her on continuous meds right now because she was drugged up more than usual in the OR, so we will see how it goes. The Fellow has been great about deferring to me and asking lots of questions about her history.
She is currently on oxygen and has a trumpet in her nose to clear her airway (her tongue still flops back and obstructs it at times), which she hates! The only sentence she has said is, "There's something in my nose!!" The plan is to keep it in until she wakes up more. If she needs more support than that, she will go on Cpap. We have done that before, so it's no big deal in the grand scheme of things!
The poor girl about lost it when they rolled her to look at her back. :(. It's safe to say that she is pretty majorly hurting!
She's a bit famous in the PICU for having 4 veptrs, which is apparently uncommon. Everyone was oogling over her Xrays. I didn't realize that it was that uncommon! She really is the bionic woman!
Every day gets a little better. Every day gets a little better. Every day gets a little better.