Monday, March 17, 2008


Nate and I are going to trade places. He will be coming up tonight and Kaden and I will go back tomorrow. I am both excited and sad at the same time. I want to go home, but I also want to stay with my baby girl. It is too bad that I can't be in two places at once. Wouldn't that just be perfect??!!

Ava is doing fine. She is pretty fussy though. It could be because they are weaning more drugs. She is finally asleep now, and I hope that she stays that way for awhile. She has been awake pretty much all morning crying. I just hope that she can get some sleep finally. It does make me feel better that she feel asleep in my lap and seemed to like it there (they did give her some drugs, shhh), but I still think mommy's lap had something to do with it. The nurse and I were just talking about how zonked out she is right now. Since she is being weaned they tried to help her fussiness by giving her some PRNs. They started by giving her her versed, that didn't seem to help, then they gave her morphine, that seem to do a little something...well then she was due for her scheduled methadone and now she is just out of it. Her stats aren't horrible, so hopefully it will just let her get some much needed sleep.

I talked to the doctor and surgeon today about a GT-tube. Nate and I are not opposed to it. We are way too familiar with it since Kaden has one and I think I would be more uncomfortable if she were sent home with the NG-tube. The doctor said that he was 99% sure that she would need one, but they do want to try orally first. She hasn't really sucked on her binky, although she really doesn't mind that it is in her mouth. She kind of plays with it with her tongue and gnaws on it some with her gums. So we will see what she does by the end of the week and they will decided then. I just hope that after whatever they decided we will be home soon after.

Well, I hope you all have a wonder St. Patty's Day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hope your trip back home and back to the hospital is safe for all 3 of you! Love bunches....Heather DeBord