... at least Marissa is... for right now.
We got home just before 3:00 this afternoon. Marissa is doing well, however she is in a lot of pain and is very sleepy. She needs just a little push of O2 to keep her sats up while she is sleeping. Not a big deal. She gets VERY agitated when we move her or do something to or for her. Like hook up her feeding. Or change her trach sponge. Or change her trach ties. Or change her diaper. Or anything. My poor Punkin. :(
I am hoping I didn't royally screw up and cause her more problems.
It was recommended to us by the doc that we keep her humidified with her trach mist collar that she uses at night. She is laying on the living room floor on a pad of blankets and the humidifier is on the coffee table. Anyone who is familiar with the compressor and humidifier set-up knows that it works with gravity. The water condensation collects in the blue tubing if you don't have it arranged properly so that the water can drain into the bag.
We don't have it arranged properly so the water can drain into the bag.
Water collected in the blue tubing and I went to manually drain it. Some of it went backwards as I raised the tube and it splashed into her trach. Damn!! I immediately suctioned her but I am so afraid that some water got down into her lungs and will sit there and cause pneumonia. Just what she needs. Damn!!
Please pray that this MOTY incident does not cause her pneumonia. Also please pray that she recovers quickly and we are able to manage her pain well.
Oh, and that she is able to sleep well through the night too.
I plan on posting some pics and vids sometime soon.
Thanks again for all your prayers.