Kennedy had an ok night, she was pretty restless, but her nurse and I both really think she was just thirsty. Between the two of us swabbing her mouth, and a little extra morphine and a dose of valium, we kept her comfortable. A few times when she woke up she reached to the back of her head. The doctors said she could be having muscle spasms back there.
Miss Kennedy managed to use her tongue to get her nasal cannula off a few times last night, but she is breathing ok on her own now anyway so they removed it this morning. Her lips are all chapped from the licking, so we're treating that now.
She still has her drain in her head and hip... both are draining out blood, but not a whole lot, which is good. They said she may get out of the ICU this afternoon and go to a regular room. All the rooms there are shared so PLEASE pray that either they won't have many patients and we'll get our own room OR that we'll get a really quiet family next to us! Some of the rooms have four beds in them! I think Vanderbilt has definitely spoiled us in this regard. :)
So, I'm pretty sure everyone here thinks I'm overreacting about the Tegaderm. They keep telling me they've never seen a reaction like what I am talking about. SO thanks to my trusty journaling I was able to pull up a picture of what it did to her last time... they were shocked, but they believe me now. That'll teach them! Fortunately, we got it off Kennedy's face fast enough last night that I think she'll be ok... her IV sites will be a different issue.
That's all for now, Kennedy is sleeping peacefully right now... they said later they're going to let her drink and have her sit up... not really looking forward to the sitting up part! I will take pictures, of course!