Monday, August 11, 2008

PICU Day 61 and....

And Miss Elaina decided that she wanted to have a fever. She's been about 102 all day, even with Tylenol. They can't give her Ibuprofen with her Lovinox, so we had to just hang out. I wanted so desperately to hold her, but my body heat with her fever was not a good combination. So we put ice packs under her back and cool rags on her head. I held her hands and gave her lots of loves. Poor baby, the fever made her so uncomfortable. We were able to give her a little extra sedation just for comfort. I decided not to take her on her daily walk, I really didn't want to take any risks since she had a fever. I'm hoping that it is just related to fluid balance. This morning the cardiologist thought that she sounded a little 'wet'. They thought that her heart sounded more like a gallop and less like her normal swooshing. We decreased her free water and took down the rate on her feeds, so hopefully that will help her out. She did a 2 hour car seat trial, and passed with flying colors, so at least that's out of the way. Everyone passing by was so excited to see her sitting in her car seat, even though it was in her crib.
We didn't hear back about the sleep study yet. We're hoping that we'll know by Tuesday. The nurse practitioner told me that if the report isn't in the computer by mid-morning that she will call down and see what's holding it up. Fingers crossed. She's off the c-pap for now, we don't want her getting used to it if she doesn't get to have it at home.
Anyway, no one will give me a definate answer about going home. So, I'll stay and try my hardest to be patient. I want to go home! I miss my house, my bed and most importantly, I miss my BEN! He's still getting over his cold, so I haven't seen him in over a week and I am going through major withdrawls. I miss his hugs, I miss his kisses, I just miss him. It's so hard being away from my sweet boy. I keep hoping that I'll be home soon so that my kids can be back together under one roof.

One final note:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELAINA!!! WOOHOO!!!
7 MONTHS OLD!
KEEP DOING IT SWEETHEART!
I LOVE YOU!!!!!!

5 comments:

Vanessa said...

Happy 7 months old Elaina! Your such a little fighter. Now you better start behaving because Mommy wants to take you home.

Lots of love,

Vanessa (& Arianna!)

Vaeh's Blog said...

Okay, little stinker! You need to get home so you can start causing grief for your big brother (like all little sisters do :0)! I'm tellin' ya... she's a diva & gonna give you a run for your money! Happy 7 months, Elaina!!

I know what you mean about missing Ben. After Vaeh was born, we were separated from Gabby for nearly 2 weeks & I thought someone ripped my heart out! It just makes when you get her home & both your kids in your house where they belong sooo much sweeter! Its coming!

Praying that the fever resolves & Elaina is able to go home!!

"Delight yourself in the Lord & He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalms 37:4

The Portas said...

You are so strong and so amazing. I am praying so hard for everything to align so that you can be home with your two munchkins. Praying specifically for that fever to disappear. No more hurdles!! Let's get home!

Happy happy 7 months, sweet girl!! xoxoxo

Sherri - KaysvilleMomma said...

Good luck!!! Happy 7 month birthday!!!!

Mami Adame said...

Happy 7 month Birthday! WooHoo! Now lets celebrate the next one at home! Take care!

xoxoxo,
Ana