As I type this, Angela is sleeping peacefully on the couch next to me. She wasn't super thrilled about coming home. You know, at the hospital she has complete reign of the TV, and the nurses love coming in to visit with because she's so adorable. Yeah, I am immune to the cute. Totally over it. ;-)
Admittedly, they don't often have patients on the PICU who are quite so active and chatty, so I guess Angela was a welcome change. Errr maybe not! She was awake all last night, finally falling asleep around 6:00 a.m. She slept for two hours and was wide awake until 8:30 tonight when she finally crashed. When I arrived at 11:00 am the PICU doctor said it was a "rough night" because Angela was quite wound up. Hmm maybe because she had essentially slept for the last month, and then there was that deep coma-sleep for her first 24 hours in the hospital. She was feeling the best she had in ages! Why would she want to sleep? LOL
The ultimate conclusion is Angela's gtube has changed the way she's absorbing meds, probably because we're dissolving them before putting them through the tube. Slow release meds are being absorbed immediately. Since they got to see first-hand what Angela is like when she's NOT sleeping, the doctors didn't like the idea of her being completely off one of her meds so wanted to start it back up, but at a half dose. I reminded them she's been off all but her seizure meds since Saturday, but they still wanted her back on the one medication.
I'm just thrilled that our chipper Angela is back. Of course, she is anxious to be back at her transition program but they're on a break through next week. It might be a looooong week keeping her busy!