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Thursday, June 18, 2009

No Clothes

What a busy afternoon!  Arabella heard that her friend, Jaxson, was eating at 10 cc’s an hour and decided her 22 was way too fast.  So she stopped processing any food.  Her doctors decided to hold her feeds for a while and re-check.  Nope, she was still not interested in eating, so they continued for another hour of no food.  Her stomach contents finally started to go down in volume and she was re-started at 10 cc’s an hour.  Imitation is the highest form of flattery.  Here’s to you, Jaxson.  Hang in there little guy!

Back in our naked ICU days, I said once that Bella was not going to be used to clothes when she finally escaped this place and was allowed to  look like a human again.  I should watch what I say.  Bella does not like clothes.  She gets too hot.  She has had a temp of 99.8 all day.  Finally the nurse suggested we strip our girl and miracously 98.6.  Ugh!  This will be fun.  You can only run around in a diaper for so many years, then we’ll have some modesty issues to deal with.  :)

Our new medical supply company, that is IN NETWORK, came and meet me today.  We ordered way too much stuff.  I hope I have room for everything!  I completed my first vent training class.  He was amazed that I knew what volume support, i-time, and pressure support are.  We’ve been here a day or two.

june 18 006And what was Jessi doing while I was training?  Sleeping on the window ledge.  :)

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