09 April 2016

Slowly Resurfacing

Slowly, as the sedation is weaned down, Vera becomes more semi-awake, drifting in and out of sleep state.

She seems aware I'm there.

She seems to know that she has gone through a very difficult experience.

Tears fall frequently.

For a child that's happy all her life and cries in protest only during suctioning and plug setting, this must be a traumatic experience for her. Much so since she has never been so sick before.

Her body is stiff and tense, she's not moved her limbs in 2 weeks. But at least now she has re-surfaced from her deep dive, and we can connect with and comfort her, with singing and massaging.