Friday, April 17, 2009
10:15 Update - Friday
Holding hands with Daddy
Kate has turned a corner today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She is doing so much better! They have started weaning her from her meds. Since her morphine was cut in half, the nurse thinks she will be much more awake tomorrow. She was rather grumpy any time she woke up today, so I'm not sure if tomorrow will be very pleasant. Kate's big sisters are coming to visit tomorrow, though, so that should help.
They have not begun to feed her by mouth yet, but since they are weaning her meds, she should be able to avoid having to get a third port (the IV line in her neck), which would have necessitated her going back on the ventilator.
She has no signs of fever/infection, and her blood pressure has held fairly steady as they have started backing her off the blood pressure meds. Yay!!
Sleepy Kate is having a seriously bad hair day
They do a lot of neat things for kids here, one of which is making a sign with their names on it. Isn't it cute?
The nurse had me give Kate a bath tonight. She didn't enjoy it AT ALL, so neither did I. It was rather challenging working around the tubes and wires. Within an hour, one of her chest tubes leaked yellow fluid all over her and the bed. Poor baby is going to have to get her bed changed again.
And last but not least, my brother, Mark, stopped by to see Kate and brought me this gift...
Thank you, Mark, because it's only 10:30 and snorer dude is at it again.