The student nurses are swarming the floor up here in dark Chicago. Annika loves her student nurses. They're young and chipper and love her music (and her knock-knock jokes). Plus, she loves that she gets to have me out of the room and just hang. You know, kick back with the girls.
So the docs in Chicago had her started on an I.V. medicine that pretty much stops the bleeding almost immediately, although she was still losing blood as of 7:30 this morning. She has to remain on this continuously until they go back in with a scope in the OR tomorrow morning. Meanwhile, she is confined to her bed so that her heartrate can be constantly monitored. If you know Annika at all (and it's not like I ever write about her, right?), you know that that kind of confinement gets really old, really fast. Also, they had to start a second I.V. on her this morning to have another access in case they need to start a rapid blood transfusion.
The word so far is that they are planning on sclerosing her tomorrow morning, and plan to leave the surgery at its scheduled date. There was some talk of moving it up, given this new round of bleeding, but it seems that is not going to happen. I still don't know exactly why, and noone has come by to explain the plan to me, which leaves me fairly pissed. I also do not know if they are planning on letting her go home after the sclerosing or keeping us here until the surgery. Another question that you'd think someone might think of answering for me. On the other hand, I suppose that they won't be able to give us a lot of information until they get in there tomorrow morning with their itsy-bitsy futuristic cameras and check out what is actually going on.
Thanks for your kind words and thoughts, again.