Saturday, May 30, 2009
Busy, busy, busy...
In a good way.
I took the night shift last night. I was with Sophie in the ICU until about 5:30am. Brandon came up around 4:30am but I had to clip her nails and make sure she was all comfy before I could leave. She has been scratching the heck out of herself (side effect of morphine) and since the hospital doesn't have any fingernail clippers I had to wait until Brandon brought them up to me. She is now on oral tylenol with codeine so hopefully the itchies will go away.
But I was exhausted. Did not have the energy to update last night. Besides, there wasn't much else to say after Brandon's post. She was sleeping away in the ICU. Irritable at times but we kept her on a regular dose of morphine.
I slept in until 10am. As I was cleaning out the bathroom, Brandon walks in with Elsa!!! I was in complete shock. I seriously thought I was hallucinating. I just stood there and stared at them for a minute. Trying to register, in the foggy mess that I was in, that Elsa was here.
Once I snapped out of it, I held her tight in my arms. It felt so wonderful. I missed her so much. She wrapped her tiny arms around me and squeezed hard and put her head on my shoulder. I felt rejuvenated. Good thing because she was FULL of energy...wanting to explore everything around her.
Once we all got ready, we headed up to the hospital to see Sophie. Since Sophie was still in the ICU, Elsa wasn't able to see her just yet. I went back to see Sophie for a bit and then we all headed to lunch with Brandon staying back with Sophie. After lunch, I got to see Sophie for just a little bit. Then Brandon, Elsa and I headed back to the RMH so Brandon could eat lunch and Elsa needed a nap. I wanted to spend as much time with Elsa since she is heading back with Jason early tomorrow morning.
Elsa had other plans though. She wasn't ready for a nap. We played for a bit and she finally grew tired. We cuddled together in bed. It was sweet. She was snuggled in between Brandon and I. Once I knew she was sound asleep, I got some things done (laundry, etc.).
Once Elsa woke up, we all went to the hospital to see Sophie again...including Elsa. It was so sweet. Elsa kept giving Sophie kisses and waving hi. Sophie couldn't take her puffy little eyes off of her. I haven't left Sophie's bedside ever since. She is doing WONDERFULLY...all things considered. She continues to be so incredibly brave. I am so proud of her.
It's a little after midnight. I can officially say that none of us saw Sophie have any seizures on Saturday, May 30th. One day at a time.