Thursday, May 20, 2010

Day 2

Rylee made it through her first night without too many complications. Her night nurse said she did really good and no major issues.I stayed in one of the Ronald McDonald rooms in the hospital for a few hours. I came back to Rylee's room at 6:15 a.m. and no nurse came in until after 8:00 a.m. Rylee was out of control and in major pain. I finally went out and asked for some pain meds. A nurse told me she was ready for her tylenol and I talked the nurse into giving her a little more than tylenol. I was a little upset that Rylee was left alone for that long with no attention. After her morphine was administered she was so much more relaxed. All the doctors, ENT's, nurses, RT, and radiology all came in and messed with her and she was not very happy. They changed her dressings and they think everything looks well. She has a drain tube in her rib area and in her neck and those should be removed soon. She has now settled down and has even given me a smile and danced during Mickey Mouse. Daddy is holding her now and they are trying to take a nap. We should be moved to a regular floor sometime today. I was told that she was breathing room air this morning and she was satting over 98%. I thought it was a little strange and voiced my concerns that I thought she was still on oxygen. I was assured that she was not on oxygen and I finally talked her nurse into checking and sure enough they had the oxygen on and it should have been turned off. We should be discharged in four or five day so that is a lot shorter than expected. We will post an update when we get moved to a regular room.


  1. Kari you stay on top of the staff! Mommy knows best! Miss Ry you settle down and let your body heal!

  2. coming from a student nurse, I'm so sorry that you're experiencing this while at the hospital. Times are stressful enough, it's a shame that you're having to ask the nurses to do their jobs! Thinking of you and your family!