Before turning in for the night, Sophia had to walk one more time (yes, that's a total of three walks in one day) and go to the bathroom. Won't bore you with the details of that one. :)
|Our Princess complete with beauty mask and Pink Bobble Blanket|
When I returned to the ICU shortly before Midnight, Sophia was still sound asleep and didn't wake until 2 AM while trying to roll over.
I helped her get comfortable and she got another 3.5 hours in. It's still a far cry from her usual 12-hour snooze requirement but hospitals aren't known for being very restful places.
The big event of the day was drawing blood to check her hematocrit. She came into the hospital with a "crit" level of 33 and was down to 24 yesterday.
That's when they started to threaten us with a transfusion. But walking around to get her metabolism kick-started, starting to eat solids and getting hydrated properly as well as some well deserved rest resulted in a miraculous 28 today! Success! And the best part is that there was no nook pain involved.
She's got the pinwheel down and the bubble blowing but that's not enough to get the phlegm out of her lungs. We also have an anesthesia mask that the nurses use to tap the patient's back in hopes of loosening up what's in there (courtesy of Taylor's mom). And walking around helps, too.
But we are trying to get Sophia to move all three of the balls in her Triflo II device. So far she can get one ball up and the second ball halfway up.
|I wonder if Jack can do it...|
|He probably has strong lungs from playing the trumpet...|