I rather enjoy checking into the hospital the night before surgery… We brought dinner, ate, watched a movie, and got a not so good night’s sleep. We got up in the morning and surgery came to escort us downstairs. After surgery we were able to come right back to our room.
Tiny P is not a big fan of her food and fluids being cut off before surgery. She was definitely not happy with losing food and fluids for a whole twenty four hours after surgery! That sure made for a long day! Morphine helped, but poor baby girl was miserable.
After twenty four hours she was able to get some water in her bottle, and she was much happier. And also much puffier. She was on constant IV fluids to keep her hydrated, and our girl always has this reaction to IV fluids…she balloons.
It takes days to get all the fluid off her…
And that is part of why we are still in the hospital. Tiny P has tolerated the feeds, though I am sure it is going to take her a bit to adjust to this formula in her belly. She has just now started to look more like her usual, not puffy self. Her Gtube site is healing well, and I am a little bit excited about how easy it is to give meds through the tube… especially that yucky potassium!
Tiny P is back to her sassy self, and has made it known that she is ready to go home. Her IV went bad last night when we were trying to give her a nighttime does of diuretics, and they decided to give the diuretics by mouth, and just leave the IV out for now…this has never happened before, usually they immediately replace it, and when she finally does get the IV out, it is because she is going home.
So tiny P has been asking every ten minutes when she is going home, because darn it, the IV is out, and that is our queue to hit the road!
We will see what happens during rounds tomorrow, but we are hopeful that tomorrow night we will all be sleeping in our own beds.