Friday, August 22, 2008
Friday, August 22nd, 2008
Just days before my surgery - and my birthday. Mommy is starting to go into planning mode - lists of tasks that need to be completed. One of the most important is getting a casting of my hand before my surgery so my parents can always remember what it looked like. Although it may not be functional - my thumb is really cute!
Mommy has been "discussing" my room situation with Shriner's. She doesn't feel good about leaving me in a room by myself (or with another child and their family since the rooms are shared). Although I will probably be hooked up to monitors if a nurse can't see me it makes Mommy nervous. My parents were planning on being with me as much as possible but Mommy won't even feel good about leaving to go get something to eat if that means I will be alone. If I am in the PICU (pediatric intensive care unit) they are usually an open floor where a nurse monitors several kids at a time - there usually aren't doors blocking their view. After several phone calls to express concerns, Shriner's has agreed that the night I am recovering from surgery I will be in the PICU. The night prior to surgery, though, I may be on the regular pediatrics floor unless the respiratory therapist or anesthesiologist say otherwise. Mommy is feeling okay about that plan so now she is a little less stressed.
Mommy is not sure of the internet situation at Shriner's, but as time allows she will make sure to update the blog so you all know how surgery went - and how my first birthday was celebrated.
Peyton Nicole Smith