I’m not totally flattened anymore — I’m just really spacey from my sleep being so disturbed.
[+] Daniel got extubated today. (Translation: no more ventilator and no more breathing tube.) He’s also being weaned off his sedatives which means that he’s getting more aware and thus able to participate in more mischief and mayhem. I forsee restraints in his future, especially tomorrow, if they can’t get a peds crib in here.
[+] Mr. Blue Eyes has gained about 6 lbs in fluid in the last week, mostly in his right leg and groin region from his central line. I couldn’t believe how heavy he was when I was cuddling him tonight. Diaper changes are going to be a blast until the fluid build-up clears. It’s good that we stocked up on size 4 diapers!!!
[+] When I came back from dinner, there was a Baby Looney Tunes DVD on. The nurse (who I wasn’t totally fond of like I am of most of the staff on the unit) explained that he did better with music. I decided to break out the iTunes so we’ve been chilling to Anonymous 4 and Fernando Ortega tonight. It’s given me some chances to sing to him. Our night nurse is all in favor and she is doting on him like nothing else. (She’d like to take him home thankyouverymuch, especially after the little monster batted his eyes at her.)