Another chest infection Pseudomonas again. She has been proper miserable the last couple of days. Not much reaction from her at all. As long as she has the trachy and is on humidified air she will keep getting them. Back to more suctioning and antibiotics for 5 days.
The infection has thrown her blood sugars out and they are running high again. The diabetes team had just about got to the point of taking her off the sliding scale and just having Lantus once a day. This won't happen for a little while now.
She has had a heart scan because her heart rate is high still. Everything appears to be fine, according to the radiologist. The doctor said that they wouldn't consider putting her on any medication to slow it unless her heart showed any signs of abnormal rhythm. I would have thought it would be better for her not to get into that position.
She has got a neck brace now to try to keep her head more central and supported. She didn't look happy when she was fitted with it!! They brought one sort and it was really hard so another was found and it is much better.
The physios have given instructions to nursing staff. These include keeping her head in neutral position (she has a tendency to pull it to the right); keep splints on and off two hourly; keep towels in hands to stop nails digging in and keep the blood pressure cuff off.