Monday, February 08, 2010

Restless and irritable

Ethan has remained restless and irritable with some cheeky happy moments. The pain management could be better as he has required 5 oral doses of morphine in the last 24 hours. I am hoping this doesn't interfere with the plan to go home...

This morning Eth's line and needle site needed to be changed. He handled it better than I thought, but sadly it's because he doesn't have the energy to kick and scream. I decided not to put the numbing cream on his belly as this draws attention to what is about to happen and the anxiety associated with that is unbearable. No warning, straight in.

He is very clingy and needs to be close. He is sleeping that lightly that if I move he wakes. Last night I got up to go to the toilet and when I came back he was gone. He managed to get himself to the nurses desk looking for me. He was confused when he got there and couldn't explain why he was there. When he saw me he just sobbed.

Some changes have been made to the morphine infusion. Hopefully this will help reduce his irritability. We are waiting for the doctors to come and discuss the plan.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My love goes to you all and I hope you get home today Sandraxxxx