Wow. Well, I suppose there had to be a “OH MY GOODNESS THAT NIGHT WAS HORRIBLE” night at some point. Last night? WAS IT. I crawled into my cot on Alyssa’s floor later than I should have. Got all snuggled in. Fell asleep for about 20 minutes. SCREAMING. OK OK… burp her, vent her, back to sleep. 20 minutes. rinse.lather.repeat.
The problem? The extension that was hooking her tummy tube to the syringe had a leak in it. So it kept dripping. Fun. OK… so I’ll hook the syringe directly to the tube. Even MORE FUN! She wiggled a bit and it came undone. Oh.my.goodness. OK, get new blanket to put under her. Happens AGAIN. At this point my patience are shot but I’m trying to remain calm. Doesn’t work with her screaming like a mad woman. So, I break down and go ask Neil to take care of it. I went to get motrin. Came up. Dumped it in the syringe, chased it with water…and YEP! You guessed it… pops off. I.lost.it. I was on next to no sleep, aggravation, and done done done. I cried I stomped my feet and Neil sent me to our bedroom. I cried myself to sleep only to wake up a couple hours later to the sound of her gagging. So, we get her all taken care of, get her meds in her, done. Thank goodness it is Sunday.
We all had short fuses due to the lack of sleep. Tempers were on edge. We were all just umm a *bit* cranky. There was stuff that needed to get done but no desire to do any of it. There was no way to get the new extension so we pondered how we were going to handle tonight. Finally, at about 130, Alyssa went down for a nap… and so did we. All three of us slept from about 145-515. Thank goodness. It was exactly what we all needed to maintain sanity. We got up and headed out to get my tire fixed. It was a good test run. Alyssa has a ton of appointments this week and I will admit I’m a bit apprehensive about having to vent/feed/etc her in public. We managed just fine.
As far as the feeding we decided to just hook her straight up to the pump tonight and see what happens. We are hopeful that it has been long enough that she will be able to tolerate it closed. It cannot be worse than last night!! LOL!!
Amidst the drama day… I did manage to get an adorable picture of two of my favorite people 🙂