Friday, August 7, 2009
Her Own Worst Enemy
Ok...these darling pictures that we are putting up of Karsie are in the minority lately. She is starting to fight against herself. I just came back from the hospital (yes...it was crazy early/late but I wanted to see how she was doing off of her ventilator) and am slightly concerned over her anger. The poor thing has been through a lot, but the doctors say that her fury lately is not as much about pain, but about being mad (and some uncomfortableness). While this seems to be an issue her parents are going to have to deal with, Karsie herself is becoming her own worst enemy. She was just extabated and put on another breathing tube. This one goes in her nose and is given oxygen. With her anger, she is not only bearing down and wiggling a ton (which we believe is causing her stitches to loosen) but she holds her breath, which depletes her oxygen thus making her CO2 gases higher. If she doesn't calm down, she may have to go back on the ventilator.
Hopefully this is just a transition phase and she will break out of it soon, but tonight's a hard night as we are not sure which way she is going to go. When I left she was calm and her stats looked good. However, everyone is a little on edge not to disturb her because any little thing does. She will be messed with in a few hours to change her diaper and do assessments, so another storm is coming. We'll see tomorrow morning (or later this morning). Anger management Karsie! Out with the bad air, in with the good. Namaste.