|She wasn't out all night feasting on helpless humans, but sure looked like it when I left for work.|
Yesterday's dressing change was also a pain. She has come to the age of awareness. When her hands come out of bandages, she gets very excited and loves examining them. Then when it's time to hide them from distruction of her face and hands themselves she get's pissed! Lucky Simona was there yesterday to read to her. Renata is rather flu ridden and only good for short spirts. Did the reading ever make a difference. She looked through a couple books multiple times quietly and intently, while the nurse and I were able to finish up.
I started to let the nurse do the change, but as Raquel got fussy I took over again to make sure we were quick. Hmm, not the way to teach. Learn by fire is usually how I like it. Just maybe not teach. I think the quiet days of smooth dressing changes are a realm of the past. It was absolutely a three person job yesterday and even that became a problem with one hand airing while two of us we were at her feet. Then when one person had to do something else outside of the immediate job of occupying a limb, it became chaos for the other two. As in changing books. Apparently they don't make children's picture books at novel length for 9 month olds to get us through the hour plus dressing changes.