Saturday, September 10, 2016

Post op day 2

After thinking we would be staying in the PICU another night, we moved to the surgical floor around midnight.  We have our own room!  We really love this floor and all of the familiar faces.  One of our previous nurses saw us and said she was going to wear purple scrubs tonight just for Abby!

We saw Dr. Cahill this morning.  He was expecting that Abby would have started walking by now. He is thinking Abby will go to rehab, but it's pt's call. She still is buckling when she tries to stand with support, so I'm anxious to hear what they think.

Abby was a bit restless last night.  Her heart rate and respiratory rates were high.  After moving leads and repositioning, we gave her dilaudid because I thought maybe she was hurting.  It helped.  I think I am just going to just request scheduled dilaudid today so that she is ready for pt.  I don't want her to be miserable, and it's harder to time things without the pain pump.  She is definitely in a lot of pain with any movement. But, every day gets a little bit better!  We have her wheelchair ready so that we can hopefully escape to the playroom for a little while today, but PT has to come before we do that.

1 comment:

Raelyn said...

Julie....
"We saw Dr. Cahill this morning. He was expecting that Abby would have started walking by now. He is thinking Abby will go to rehab, but it's pt's call. She still is buckling when she tries to stand with support, so I'm anxious to hear what they think." Hang in there, Mama!! ;)
"Abby was a bit restless last night. Her heart rate and respiratory rates were high. After moving leads and repositioning, we gave her dilaudid because I thought maybe she was hurting. It helped. She is definitely in a lot of pain with any movement. But, every day gets a little bit better!" Poor little girl!! :-(
Hugs and prayers!! ;-D
We're gettin' there. We're not there yet. But we're gettin' there! --Bruce Springsteen
"Stay hard, stay hungry, stay alive", Raelyn