Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Post op day 1

Abby actually did really well overnight.  She is only on 1/2 liter of oxygen and still has the trumpet in her nose to keep her from obstructing her airway, but they think that can come out today.  We just rolled her to her side for the first time, which she hated!  She has settled down now though.  We have a great nurse who made a little pillow for her legs and gave her an ice pack the length of her back, so that seemed to help.  She is talking a bit more and even informed me that she was going to beat all of us at Uno again. :)

Unfortunately, we are in a double room and we got the tiny part (1/3 of the room!). Our space is really limited!  I have the old-style chair bed instead of the much comfier couch, but it wasn't bad with the egg crate.  I didn't sleep much anyway!

Abby's roommate has been in the PICU for a long time, and she has a father who is a piece of work.  He spent the evening yelling at the baseball game on tv instead  of paying any attention to his daughter.  The TV blared until after midnight.  He even called the nurse to change his daughter's diaper.  Yeah....Then he actually told the nurse that he didn't know who he was more worried about:  his daughter or the Phillies.  Um....no contest....

He has gone to work for the day, so at least I don't have to listen to ESPN all day.  Maybe I can grab a nap sometime when Matt is here!


1 comment:

Raelyn said...

Julie....
"Abby actually did really well overnight. She is only on 1/2 liter of oxygen and still has the trumpet in her nose to keep her from obstructing her airway, but they think that can come out today." Thanks be to God!! ;-D
"Abby's roommate has been in the PICU for a long time, and she has a father who is a piece of work. He actually told the nurse that he didn't know who he was more worried about: his daughter or the Phillies." That is too bad.... Poor little girl.... Maybe {just maybe} deep down inside, he is really worried sick about his daughter. Maybe {just maybe} baseball is his escape from Reality. Maybe {just maybe} his comment about who he was more worried about {The Phillies? Or his daughter?} was a joke and said tongue-in-cheek. Humor can be such an amazing way to get through Life's difficult situations, to survive!! Maybe {just maybe}.... ;)
Get some rest and sleep, Mama!! You need to take care of yourself, too!! ;-D
"Stay hard, stay hungry, stay alive", Raelyn