It's been 36 hours since she's had any drugs whatsoever, yet look at her! I wonder if this all started with an accidental over-dose at the end of surgery.
The strangest thing just happened...
Apple woke up this morning at 8am, which is early for her. She has been happy all day and did not take a nap. She has not appeared sleepy at all today, until a few yawns at 11:30pm. I put her on her place for the wound care and screw turning and she got upset. She even got upset when I went to cut her hospital bands off because the nurses scan them before giving any meds. Anyway, she started rubbing the tip of her nose, which itches when she get morphine, something I was told is a common reaction.
She got very upset when I pulled out the screw driver. I had to pin her down to turn and she was screaming. Then, it was over and I got her calmed down and sat down at the computer with her on my lap. In just a few seconds, her head was bobbing and then she was asleep, like passed out cold. I shook her shoulder and said her name and she sort of roused, but passed right out again. Then she started scratching her nose and lips more.
I think that the stress cortisol and adrenaline she just released when I turned the screws, amplified the effect of the drugs still in her system. When I put her in her crib, her eyes rolled and she startled like she did in the hospital, which the nurses said was common when on narcotics.
Pretty scary to have a baby still so drugged at home without monitors keeping track of her heartrate and breathing. I'm going to stay up for a few hours and keep my eye on her!