We are still in the ICU. Kendall's status remains the same.She's still sleeping and only stirs when she's stuck.Her ph levels are improving and so are her potassium levels. There has been more talk of discontinuing the diet. Some think its worth it (Neurology) others aren't convinced (endocrine.)
Oh, and somewhere along the way her line was contaminated resulting in positive cultures in her blood and urine. It was explained to me that when they started an iv there may have been something non sterile that got inside. Its growing fast so more antibiotics have been ordered and it will definitely lengthen our stay. I'm waiting on an infectious diseases dr now.
Last night was really rough for the poor little girl next to us. I'm already overflowing with emotions for Kendall so the sad situation next to us with a foster child with similar issues to Kendall is breaking my heart.I can't stop crying for her. She's all alone. The care is great but I hate the ICU. We aren't being moved anytime soon so I guess I'd better put my big girl panties on and deal with it.
My dad stayed last night with me so I was able to sleep for a couple hours. Not peacefully though. I've had 4 hours total in the past 5 days. I've always said sleep was overrated... now I'm not so sure. I'm on my own today. Justins boss has been amazing but he hasn't been to work in a week so he kinda needs to get back. Again... This sucks. Poor Kendall. Poor me. Poor foster kids, poor seizure kids, poor kids with other special needs. Poor people who just don't get it. I wish I could just take all the bad away. These kids don't deserve this. At all.
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