Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Post-op day 1

Abby did well last night breathing wise.  She is miserable in the brace and everything hurts.  The pain button got pushed a lot!  (We requested a pain pump this time, since they didn't give her one last time.  It is definitely helping!)

They moved a new baby in last night on droplet contact precautions.  The family was hacking away and the baby had a high fever, respiratory issues, vomiting, and diarrhea.  They said the whole family had it!  That is all Abby needs!  Plus, everyone was walking through Abby's side after being over there in their isolation gowns touching stuff on Abby's side.  It was totally grossing me out.  I could almost see the germs floating through the air and sticking to things!

Matt and I pitched a fit and they moved us to a different room.  I think they decided it wasn't worth the hassle!  That was around 11:30 pm.  I honestly don't understand why they would put Abby with a kid like that in the first place!  It is just not safe for her to catch something like that right now!

At 3 am they said they needed to move her out of the PICU to make room because they were full.  They had to take her arterial line out before they did.  They did that and then she promptly puked all over.  Since she can't lean over a bucket, it was pretty much everywhere.  We got her cleaned up and I figured out a better option for when it happens again.  

We finally moved to the 4th floor at 5:30.  She got settled in a shared room and then they said they had a private room that just opened up!!  I was quite happy to move that time!  We are in a private room now and she got about 1 1/2 hours of sleep here.  I'm loving the quiet!

I'm hoping today we can start to figure out some of the practical things about living with the halo.  She is going to hate having to start moving around, but it needs to be done.  

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