We had a pretty good day today! The nurses gave Teagan a little oxycodone for her hand last night, so she slept great! This morning her hand looks a little worse, but the dr.'s are convinced that it will get a little bigger, break open, and then begin to heal. (I'll attach a picture for those who are curious) There was talk of us possibly going home tommorrow, but now it looks like it might be thursday or friday? The docs decided to change her heart medicine today to a beta blocker drug that will help to lower her heart rate. So they want to monitor her for a day or two before we're released. Twenty minutes after getting her first dose of the new med. her heart rate dropped from 160's to the 130's/120's! This is more the range where they want it to be, and they're hoping that the lower heart rate reduces the 'svt' runs. Teagan is considerably less fussy today and overall seems more comfortable. I had the chance to give her a bath today- her first one! She cried at first, but then she actually fell asleep in the tub! I took a few pictures afterward and she looks like she has red hair! I also got a lesson in running her feeding tube pump, and learned about her medicines. She will be going home on 6 different meds at first, so theres a pretty complex schedule!
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