Monday, November 11, 2013
We Got Through Another Day
Apple had a pretty good night. She woke up like clockwork for her pain medication. I turned the redactor pins/screws and she now recognizes the screwdriver and gets upset. It really does hurt. Imagine having the back of your skull pulled off 1mm per day! She cried more today, big tears, and I could tell that her head hurt for awhile afterward because she'd lay is down on the changing table so gingerly. Because she anticipates it, she releases high amounts of stress cortisol, and it cancels the sedative effect of the Benadryl. So, while the hives are still under control, she doesn't get drowsy by the Benadryl any more.
Jie Jie still has a fever, but she's eating and drinking just fine. It's a lot like the bug she had last year the week of Halloween. I'm not worried, just vigilant. She's got good protocols set forth by her doctors for how best to handle things like this, so I'm comfortable with how she's doing.