I decided for her to stay so they could manage her discomfort and they had her up to a room in just a few minutes. What was so nice, her nurse had taken care of her before and so had the aide and they were both really sweet ladies. I left late this afternoon to take my friend home and to pick up Selah's gtube (but it never came) Selah finally slept all afternoon. She is still sleeping and I've asked them to give her as much meds as possible tonight. I'm not into giving drugs but she is in pain and upset about the casts. Selah is very tactile sensitive, which means she hates stuff to touch her or be on her. The casts are going to drive her crazy. They are on for 4 weeks, I have a feeling it will be a long 4 weeks for everyone.
I was able to hold her on my lap for a little bit and with the casts on, her legs are pulled down by gravity which makes her knees bend naturally. The doctor told me that would happen and it looks beautiful. I kept saying "look at those nice knees!!" Since she keeps her legs straight most of the time, it was nice to see them so rounded. I can say I"m already seeing a positive from the surgery.
Changing the meds around last night was the answer to her blood pressure problem. She slept all night last night (which means I did too!!!!!) I woke up at 6 am all discombobulated :) I went in to check on her and her oxygen level was 100% and her heart rate 78, which was perfect:) I may not see a low heart rate like that for a month though!
PLEASE pray for Selah that she will recover quickly and that she will be able to tolerate the casts on her legs! I know that is the hardest thing for her. She is very upset about it.