That's pretty cool. Now maybe they could work on covering the basics, like a cafeteria that is open for three meals a day rather than just between the hours of 11 a.m.-2 p.m.? Because the eat-one-meal-a-day thing doesn't work out for parents staying at the hospital 24/7 with their kids. The only store within walking distance is Walgreens. I guess I could buy a dinner of little bottles of alcohol* and Cheetos there if I get desperate. Yummy!
Little A is next to me in her crib/cage as I write this, butt high in the air and face down, nose plowed into her fuzzy blankie. She continued her pattern of going on oxygen earlier each day. Today she desaturated and went on it at 3 p.m., whereas yesterday it was 7 p.m., and the after being off since 7 or 8 a.m. If she were not on oxygen now I'd be turning her over on her back for the 312th time and carefully respositioning her so she could breathe better while staring at the monitor, hoping to prevent her from going back on the supplemental Os. But since she's already on them now, I'll just let her snooze the way she wants for now as I write.
I wish I could say we are going home tomorrow, but it's looking like Thursday or Friday are the more likely scenarios. I wish it were earlier, but it is what it is. I really think that sleep deprivation may be the culprit for her desats at this point: She has bags under her eyes from lack of sleep! When she finally does take a nap, her body just can't keep up with her needs like it might have if she hadn't been exhausted on top of being sick. Annoying, but I'm not sure I can do much about it. I'll talk to the nurse about possibly delaying vital checks if she's sleeping, though. (Don't know if they'll do it, but I can always ask ...)
*For nonCalifornians it might sound weird that I could buy booze at a drugstore. But out here grocery and drug stores often have whole aisles filled with alcohol.