Where do I begin today. It's been a great day!! I got here pretty early this morning, and Carol's vitals were all looking good and she was awake sort of. She can shake her head "yes" and "no", so we have been able to communicate with her today. For instance when I got here this morning I asked if she could understand me, and she shook her head yes. I asked if she was ok, she shook her head no. I told her a little bit about the c-section again and the infection and the medications she is on that are making her groggy and imovable, and asked if she understood, and she shook her head yes.
We let her rest for most of the afternoon again, and she kept doing well. Had some lunch with the inlaws. When we got back she was up again, and I started asking her if something was wrong becuase she was grimmacing. I asked if she was in pain she shook her head no. I asked if she was worried about the baby, she shook her head yes. I asked if she wanted to see the baby now, she said yes. The hospital was more than happy to oblige...so we got Safiya in and put them cheek to cheek for a couple minutes, until Carol tired out and went to sleep. It was cool, Carol knew who Safiya was and kind nuzzled in with her. Tear jerker for sure.
As I am typing this in her room, sitting a few feet away. They just gave Carol a shot of Hydrocortisone (a little bit about that in a second) she winced and her heart rate shot up. From a few feet away I can tell her to relax her heart rate is up..close your eyes and try to calm down, and she does it.
The hydrocortisone is just breaking news to me within the last couple minutes. When was I asking about this by they way like a freakn week ago. Anyway, apparently on the 27th they finally brought in someone who ordered a cortisol(one?) level. On the 28th (yesterday) they gave her some (she did great that day) today they just gave her some. She did well when they gave her some last time (although it didn't last that long). So obviously I just asked what did the level say. She seemed a little hesitant to tell me the number but that "it was about normal, but the doctor just want it a little higher." I am not sure if they had checked that out earlier as I had suggested I think a week ago, how that would have changed things.....but I am a little pissed about it. Not enought to ruin my day or anything...but a little pissed.