Friday, November 22, 2013
We Barely Survived the Night
The night got worse right after I posted last night. It turns out that Apple had one of those opposite reactions to the pain medications and she was ramped up like a locomotive on full throttle. She bucked, arched, kicked, screamed, writhed, and more until about 4am this morning. I could see she was clearing having some kind of delusions that were scaring her. Around 2am the nurses came in wanting to give her Ativan, but I refused. It could have put her into orbit. There was no way I was going to risk a bigger reaction than what was already going on.
I took her out of the crib and put her in the big stroller beside me where she was safely buckled down without any bars to kick. Slowly, ever so slowly, the moments of relaxation got longer and longer and by about 9am this morning my baby was back! All day today, the nurses from last time and this time have been stopping in to see her as her real self again. She's a charmer and everyone loves her.
At rounds this morning we all discussed options for her further surgeries so that this can be avoided, if possible, but there are no guarantees.