I hope Alicia does not read this post. She is where she needs to be right now. Anyhow, things have not gone as easily as I thought they would thus far. Briley was not able to get pain meds during the blood transfusion that went on for 3 hours. About half way through it, she started hurting real bad. She was crying for momma. I did all I could do to comfort her, but without luck. She became nauseated but never vomited. It tore me up inside knowing that she was hurting so bad and there was nothing that I could do personally for her, other than hold her hand and rub her head. The nurse we had today was great! She stopped the blood transfusion, gave her zofran, and hooked her pain meds back up. She started feeling much better and quit crying once she got her pain meds. The nurse started the transfusion again and she finished it without any problems.
Briley is doing great right now. She is sitting up in bed coloring while watching Cars. We've watched Cars non-stop for the past 2 days! Everything that needed to be done tonight is over with. She will have vital checks at midnight and then again at 4am. Hopefully both of us will get a good night's rest. I will warn the nurse that I tend to snore, loudly, sleeping in a recliner! Speaking of that, Bryson slept with me last night, but when I woke up, he was in bed with mom. I guess he couldn't take my snoring anymore!
Briley will not fall asleep without holding my hand. As soon as she does off, she suddenly jumps and says she's falling. She has done this several times today and yesterday and never has done that before. I think she is having nightmares about the wreck.
I'll be ready for Alicia to get back down here tomorrow. I wish that I could be there for her at the funeral, but I've got to be here with Briley.
We appreciate everyone's kind words and gestures. We appreciate it more than you'll ever know!