For now she has been stated on peritoneal dialysis to help her get fluid off and to take some work off her sick kidneys. It's too soon to know if it's really helping of not yet but she is tolerating it alright. Her blood pressure is still a bit labile but not as much as it was. Her chest tube output is picking back up. This is another thing we were praying the surgery would resolve. Again We are hoping to see some improvement with time, but are beginning to get discouraged. She may have to have another procedure to assess the competence of her thoracic duct. We'll just have to wait and see how it all goes.
She has seemed more comfortable since getting haldol the other night. She hasn't needed any additional doses so far and her PRN need has really declined. Today, if she remains comfortable they'll start to wean some of her sedative medications. Hopefully that goes well. It usually doesn't for our sweet girl, but I am hoping her new anatomy and physiology makes all this easier on her.
Sean also managed to find her a weighted blanket (the blanket with owls below) that seems to be bringing her some comfort. It's a sensory comfort measure. It simulates being held. She really settles out with it on.
It breaks my heart that we have to resort to a weighted blanket to give our baby comfort. I wish more than anything she could be held like she so obviously needs and loves. This is all so frustrating. I miss cradling my baby but I am glad she is finding comfort, no matter the source.
Much love to each of you. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. If you feel so inclined, please pray for pee pee.