Not happening today. Can't say I'm surprised. I kinda had a feeling that it wouldn't.
They aren't ruling out the possibility of tomorrow though. I'm really hoping... would be SO nice to have her home for Father's Day!
She continued to have bloody poop throughout the night and this morning. We are going to try and change her formula again to see if that helps. I'm not sure that is THE reason... but it will be easier to digest so hopefully will help.
Her sodium was low today, as was her chloride. They started her on Potassium-Chloride yesterday... starting Sodium-Chloride today. Blah.
She didn't pee as much as we would have liked yesterday. So we are increasing Lasix again.
Her pacing study went better this morning. They will still able to induce her tachy episodes (fast, irregular heart rate), but it took a lot longer so the medicine helped some. She did have 2 incidents of fast heart rate that resolved themselves quickly overnight, which worries me a little. We are going up on her new medicine, and they aren't going to redo the pacing study at this time, since it was clear that it was helping.
So... if her electrolytes are better tomorrow... and she doesn't have any issues today or overnight... we'll go home sometime tomorrow.
I'm excited.... but tired. We are going home on on a few MORE medicines than before. We were already on a ton (when we get home... I'll take a picture. It is borderline comical!)
Car is still acting funny this morning. Scott was debating to take it in to get checked... or drive it to the hospital anyway. He was debating when I last spoke with him this morning. Guess I'll find out soon enough!
Have only eaten one oreo this morning.... that's progress, right? (If this confuses you... see last nights post...)
Funny: Night-shift nurse said this morning. "I'll be honest with you. She had a few episodes of high heart rate, three hem-positive stools, and we had to go up on her oxygen because she kept desatting." I just gulped. "But the good news is...." I perked up... "She's cute and adorable!" Yes... Yes that is good news! She has TOTALLY taken my "good thoughts" sign to heart!
On a HAPPY note: After a disheartening doctor's rounds this morning, I came back into Annabelle's room and looked down at her,a nd she looked pretty content (rare as of late.) I smiled at her and played with her, and tickled her under her armpits. And she LAUGHED!!! She's done it before... like little laugh, but this time she actually had a little belly laugh in it!
Much, much needed today. WOOHOO for Annabelle laughs!!!
Scripture for the day:
Romans 15:13 (NLT) - I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Amen??? AMEN!!!!! I pray that for, yes, for my family, but for ALL my blog readers today too!!!