So, there were two breakthrough for me yesterday. Try not to laugh!
First one: I'm now wearing sneakers. I finally gave in to foorwear that was intended for being on your feet 18 hours a day! Sneakers and pants, sneakers and jeans...Feeling a little dorky, but my feet area a bit happier!
Second one: I spent last night at the hotel! Sometimes it's funny how God works. I know He makes all things work together for good, and this situation had a funny way of working out. For the previous two days and nights there was a particular person hanging out in the PICU family waiting room (where I've usually slept). Never went in to the ICU to see anyone, often was sleeping there during the day, and hanging out in the late evening too,and his story just didn't add up. Last night, I was just way too apprehensive (ie. scared!) to sleep there and there really weren't any other options so just before 11, I went back to the hotel and slept till about 5! The nurses were very proud of me....they knew how attached I was and how hard I found it. Graet news is Nate slept well and the nurse was able to soothe him when he did wake up. Don, already sleeping for a few hours, was surprised when I joined him at the hotel. In his old age, needs a bit more sleep than his younger, spry wife!!!
So those are my two tidbits of accomplishments for the day. Nate's day has had it's ups and downs. For a short time this morning, I saw some of Nate's personality come back. We were playing with his cars and he interacted more that he ever has with me. That lasted for a wonderful half an hour and then we saw the hospital side of Nate, complete with tantrum, arching his back, pulling at lines, and just wanting OUT of that bed and that room! We can't take him anywhere, not even out of his room as long as he's on the dopamine.
Right now they'll continue the dopamine until Monday, do an echo after that to see how his heart functions when he's off of it!