We immediately had flash backs of the last time this happened and it was the major buildup of fluid in her chest. We asked to talk to the (new) doc who had been in the room several times without once saying hi or introducing herself. We told her this exact thing had happened before and the jp drain stopped working and caused all of this. She said that a chest xray does not really show fluid on the lungs very well but a chest ultrasound would. And then they ordered an xray anyway and the ultrasound for tomorrow morning. In the meantime Sunni is VERY uncomfortable. I have never seen her like this. This has been the worst day so far, including ECMO. She looks the worst, feels the worst, and we do not feel like they are giving her the care and attention that she needs.
The room has gone from 5 babies to 8 and the nurses can not really seem to catch up. I am not very happy right now with our current situation. I know that some things are out of doctors and nurses hands but I feel like something could be done in this case. Instead they are doping her up which only gives her about 10 minutes of relief most of the time.
And to make matters worse Shawn found out he will no longer be getting paid next week. There was a misunderstanding somewhere down the road on that deal. So he had to decide whether to go back to work next week or take some more time off unpaid. AND our car got "tapped" and the lady left a note on our car in the parking garage. Its not that bad, just scuffed up, but sheesh!!
I know this is a different tone for me.....but today has been rough to say the least. I am tired and feeling defeated. I feel exhausted from trying to stay strong. I just want to break down and that be ok. Its not fun to hold back tears all day long. My faith is really being tested right now.
Can we please get another 180 tomorrow in the opposite direction?