She became more settled as the day went on though and coped well with only being allowed small sips of water. She did manage to eat a yogurt and a couple of pieces of melon which hopefully also helped to quench her thirst a little.
We had a bit of a bumpy start to the night when the shift changed. Jessica had a lot of secretions on her chest that had built up a bit during the day. We had quite a few bouts of her sats dropping quite low and her needing chest physio and suction to help her cough up the secretions which wasn’t very pleasant for her. Thankfully, once she’d had a really good cough, her sats started to settle again and stay more stable. She’s also been on a nebuliser overnight to help with those chest secretions.
We saw in the New Year on PICU and Jessica woke up very briefly just before midnight and stayed awake to see in the new year with us. To be seeing in 2018 with our brave little superstar is just the best feeling ever. We did miss having our little Sophie with us though but she seems to be having a lovely time with Nanny at the moment which is good. Jessica did tell us at one point last night that she wanted Sophie – hopefully we will all be together again very soon. Thank you so much to lovely godmummy Katy who dropped off some snacks and a little something for Jessica to help us celebrate the New Year.
Michael and I took turns overnight to stay with Jessica now that she is more awake. This morning, she is looking much more settled and even gave me a little half-smile when I arrived back on PICU after some much-needed sleep. The right side of her chest sounds a little quiet today so she is going to have a chest X-ray this morning to see what might be causing that. She’s continuing to head in the right direction though.
Happy New Year to you all!