Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Whew!
We have had a long 24 hours. After Mya's cath test, her medications were decreased. While this usually an okay thing, it was probably too aggressive for Mya bug. She was awake for 11 hours straight yesterday, dealing with withdrawals from her medication (in a normal day she isn't up for more than 3-4). While she was seemingly happy the whole time, playing and wiggling like a 1 year old, she couldn't relax to sleep and was kicking and "playing" the whole time. She got a fever and began to sweat a lot too... poor kid is really going through an addictive withdrawal! It was a lot of work for me- not that I don't love to play with her, but for 6 hours straight trying to find activities to do in a hospital bed without pulling out all of her cords & wires was actually really challenging and exhausting. Included in that she had most of the yucky stuff taken out of her, including the drainage tube (which is really painful) & blood lines (kind of an IV that they can take blood samples from). It took several hours to "prep" her to leave the ICU, including 3 different people trying to get a IV into her little arms and about 7-8 pokes in the mean time. She was such a trooper. Once we moved to the "main floor" I learned quickly that there is a definite difference in amount of time with a nurse/care. I'm lucky I got the "training" from the nurses in ICU, they taught me a lot! They've gone back up on her meds right now, and will be weaning them a lot slower from here on. So, luckily that has been ironed out and she slept thru the night. The wonderful part is that we can hold her now when we want to- so great. Mya enjoys it too. I've been feeding Mya every 2 hours from a bottle, and I tried to do some applesauce with her today sitting in a high chair. She got pretty tired sitting up for so long, her head got really heavy, but it was good for her to try! They're trying to kick us out of the hospital by the weekend, I'm really looking forward to being home. We'll still have some major pain medication to get off of, but we luckily don't need to be off of it completely prior to going home. It could be a 2-3 week process. Now, time for a nap for me!

7 comments:

Chris and Britt said...

She looks GREAT! So glad to hear that you are almost headed home. What a RELIEF!!!

Tessa said...

Great News!She is starting to look like our little funny face again.
Hugs and Kisses.

jaime.ledger said...

I am so happy to see her sitting up and Rob getting to hold her. It is amazing that less than a week ago she was going to go through some MAJOR surgery. Julie, I have been refreshed by the power of prayer and the strength that God has in the healing power of your little girl. I told my pastor yesterday of her recovery and he started to cry. It is overwhelming! I am so happy to see that little one doing so well. I am sure it will be nice to get her home where you all are more comfortable!

Jaime

Kathy said...

she looks great Julie!! Glad you can have a little nap time! So glad to hear that Mya is getting her medication figured out, go slow! Please don't hesitate to let us know if you need anything!

Anna said...

I am so happy to see and hear that you can now hold her whenever you want! It is great to see her sitting up in her high chair too! Praise God!

Hilty Sprouts! said...

It is so amazing to see her sitting up! I'm so glad you'll be home soon!

Jen

Carissalayla said...

Mya looks great! blow those bubbles I sent over, I think they are non toxic, special kind she might like that, goodluck keep her busy!