Thursday, July 1, 2010

Worse not better

Ugh. Where to begin? I thought things were supposed to be getting better but Reagan seems worse today than she was yesterday. She woke up crying and cried almost nonstop all day long (not the best day to have a new nurse starting). We tried tylenol, motrin piggybacking tylenol, clonidine, naproxin (aka aleve), neurontin (for chronic pain), and tylenol with codeine...nothing worked! The only thing that seemed to do anything was some oragel pm rubbed around her teeth (and that only lasted 30min-1hr). She was miserable. All morning I fought over the phone with the dental clinic and I finally convinced them to allow us to come in to have the dentist look at Reagan's teeth. Turns out, the teeth look fine but there's a big ulcer in the back of her throat from the intubation! GREAT. Just great. Nothing but problems with intubating. Reagan's pediatrician recommended a concoction of Benedryl, Maalox, and Oragel for Reagan to take orally and a couple hours later she vomited it all up (multiple times). Horrible. Can this kid not catch a break?!?!? Nothing is helping. We need her to just heal already. Is it too much to ask for improvement? I hope not. Sorry for the complaining but we're stressed!!!!!!! Please say some extra prayers for her...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sending lots of prayers to Reagan! So so sorry to hear she is so miserable! I pray the worst is over and she feels better really soon! Hang in there!
Jamie-AZ

jocalyn said...

crap. i hate to read this.

praying you all see some relief today...

hang in there.

Wendi Taylor said...

Can she use that spray that is made for sore throats? Just a thought. Praying she feels better soon.

Dawson said...

Sorry to hear about this!! Praying for a better day

Melina said...

Poor girlie! I wonder if chloraseptic spray could help with that pain? Not sure if she should have it, but it might be worth it if she is so miserable.