January 5th, 2013- Last night started out rough!! Normally a little bit of missed sleep is easy to bounce back from, but lately those missed hours just add up for me. My “high tech” inflatable hospital bed would not stop buzzing every 30 seconds last night. Yet there was somehow still zero support and I might as well have been sleeping on the ground. A lot of tossing and turning and 2 ambien later still found me wide awake. David was a trooper and was trying to help calm me down because at that point I felt nauseous and broken down. He flagged down our nurse and PCA and asked them for another bed, as he heard whispers of a normal mattress. The nurse and PCA found a normal bed for me, which they thankfully switched in quickly for me. My night from then on was not overly restful, but I did at least stop feeling sick. The nurse once again had to give me a platelet transfusion along with my normal nightly interruptions. I think she felt bad waking me up so often because she was so so quiet when she would come in.
**Fun fact: We found out today that it takes 10 blood donors to create a single bag of platelets, 100ml.
My overall day was uneventful but generally good. However, not being able to see Bryce all the time is definitely taking a toll on me, but as always his daily visits give me the boost that I need. I miss my little man so much that there is not a second that goes by that I do not wish that he was in my arms.
Here are some pictures of our visit with Bryce today.