Thursday, March 6, 2008

She Pooped!

Yeah, Olivia! The goal on Tuesday was to get Olivia to poop. They gave her some meds for constipation and a glycerin chip. I said "good luck with that," as I am aware that Olivia doesn't always respond to that. So, yesterday they went full force and gave her a dose of triple concentrated Milk of Magnesia. During the night last night, she pooped all the way up to her neck! (Literally.)
Other than that monumental occasion, she is still stable. No big changes. The hematologist came up yesterday and had planned to do the bone marrow biopsy today at 1:00, but the intensivist said Olivia wasn't ready respiratory wise. So, we'll wait until she is more stable that way and do it then. It is just a 10-15 minute bedside procedure that will leave her very sore. That's why they want to do it while she is still on the vent and sedated. She is trying to lift her whole head and opening her eyes a lot more. I always love seeing her open her eyes, but I always hope she isn't aware of anything. Once of the nurses even claims she got a smile this morning. Hopefully when she does wake up, she forgets how rude she always is to all medical professonals. Maybe she'll actually be cordial to them. Who knows?
Anyway, I was able to come home last night to go to Jack's Fine Arts Festival at school. It was great! I took both kids to school, got them packed for Florida, and will head back to the hospital after I pick up Brooklyn. I came home last night to a clean house and a full dinner on the table thanks to my mother-in-law! My mom stayed with Olivia and keeps me posted on all changes. I have the best, most supportive family in the entire world, which makes this whole situation a little bit easier. The true test will be tomorrow when I send off the rest of the family to Florida.
I am going to have to post a picture of Olivia's medicine. I think we are down to 9 or 10 pumps. That way you can all enjoy the progress we make along the way with us! Have a good day and I'll keep you posted on any exciting events that may take place!