12 January 2010

Upset Little Girl

Yesterday Vera was weak and listless. Today, she's at least starting to show some signs of protest.

She spent the morning trying to fight the nasal prong off her face. They'd switched to it from the oxygen mask. By late afternoon, she'd given up. (Good news for us!!!)

"What are you going to do to me now?"

She looks warily at whoever goes near her. She probably knows something unpleasant is about to happen. Like suctioning.

She absolutely hates anything touching her face now. (All my efforts at feed therapy down the drain?!?)

In the late afternoon, her fever came down for the first time. It's taken 6 days. Her main discomfort now is from the secretions which she is unable to expel. They build up fast despite the regular suctioning and chokes her up in her sleep. This is preventing her from sleeping, and she's really upset to be so sleep deprived. It is heart-breaking to watch.

Oh well, nothing much we can do now, except trust that she's getting the best care in the country. And that the little one will fight her way through this episode.

As always, thank you all for your thoughts and prayers for Vera.

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