5 Chest Tubes
3 ETT Tubes
2 BIPAP machines
1 Ventilator (it never left)
4 NG tubes?
2 Central lines (including 1 PICC)
12 different nurses +/- 1
5 or 6 Respiratory Therapists
3 Attending Physicians
5 Residents, maybe just 4
10ish meals from Tazikis
1 chip salad
countless other fun facts as we go (this has not been reconciled w/ the medical record, I could have a count wrong, didn't do a timeout before typing, hahaha (hospital humor))
This is a short list compared to some patients up here. It's just kind of fun to count some of the stuff once you stop to think about it. No telling how many cups of coffee have been consumed in this room, or helicopters I've watched arrive, or dirty diapers, or parking passes we've validated, or trips to the waiting room to eat. For anyone who works in a hospital, it's always a good idea to spend some time on this side of things, as a reminder of why you do what you do, and why the little things are so important. I shoot for one inpatient stay every 6-9 months.
Sorry, the psychosis is setting in. Bentley has had a good few days. She got her chest tubes Friday night. Since then it has been pretty chill. She is hanging out on the ventilator, chest tubes still in. Weaning the ventilator, but not aggressively. B has definitely come back around, neurologically. She is showing that her strength is returning and so is her attitude. The problem today is that I think she is sick and tired of being her. She barely slept last night and she didn't sleep all day today. This evening she got a little happy juice flowing through her veins and has been sleeping since. I think a good night sleep will do the body great. The couple of hours I played with her this evening she was hyper sensitive to everything touching her body. She is aware of me leaning on the bed, and slightly shaking it. She needs sleep. Like, she really needs sleep. Please pray for her sleep.
Tube out Tuesday, maybe Wednesday...We'll wait on the docs and play it by ear. she's not going anywhere.
Sorry I forgot to BCC the email list tonight, I just realized that. #LateNightProbs