Sunday, April 28, 2013

Hospital Life...Day 34

Today is Day 34.  If you missed yesterday's post, you can read that HERE.

Prior to this admission, Peyton's longest ever hospital stay was 17 days.  Today, she doubled that record.  34 days.

It was a relatively quiet day today.  Yesterday I talked about that fine balance between controlling her pain and the fact that the pain meds tend to lower her respiratory rate a little too much.  We had to deal with that issue a little bit today.  Her Ativan dose was lowered because of this today.  For the most part, though, Peyton slept today.  She had a couple moments where she was on the uncomfortable side.  Diaper/linen changes always bring her to a new level of pain, but outside of that she seemed relatively "comfortable" today.  I'll take that.

She had her foley catheter removed today.  It had been placed earlier last week because Morphine has the side effect of urinary retention.  It's felt that with the Fentanyl patch, this may not be an issue.  We will find out soon enough.

Aside from this, everything pretty much stayed the same for today.

Tomorrow, Ron and I will celebrate 13 years of married life.  Who'd have thought it would be from a hospital room.

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