Hello every one, Nikki's doctors have discontinued her anesthesia meds and they are waiting for her to wake up. According to the nurses the waking up process takes about five to seven days. When she wakes up her heart rate goes into 150s and 160s, her blood pressure elevates, and her respiration doubles or triples. This is all because she is starting to feel pain. She has pain at the area of her craniotomy, where her elbow and forearm is broken, her crushed sinuses and broken nose, she has tubes inserted every where, she has pic lines and I.V.s every where, and all of these cause so much pain that when she wakes up she starts shivering, and thus the nurses give her a pain killer to calm her down. It feels like a game of up down every hour, and then we go for the next round. I have been at the hospital since 10 am today and will be staying in for probably the next three or four days. Tomorrow at 1:30 pm, she will be going to surgury to fix broken elbow and forearm and nose, and the process of waking up will continue on the round after surgery. She has an out of control temp and has a productive cough now. They've done blood, urine and sputom culture and the results are coming back tomorrow before surg. Her head and neck MRI came back ok for her neck and therefore they removed her neck collor. Hospital pillows are very uncomfortable, I went to Sears and got Nikki a very comfortable pillow. The head report is little more complicated due to all of the surgeries and internal bleeding. Father Anthony came in and brough Nikki an Icon, and prayed for her, he will continue coming in and praying for her every night. He is such a lovely man, just a very positive and kind man.
I am exhosted, my poor mom is been with me all day, I am going back to Nikki's room. I just cant stay away.