This morning during rounds she wanted to participate, so everyone piled into Lucy's room. She allowed Dr. R to lower the right side crib rail, this is usually a big NO NO in Lucy's world. She has learned from her countless hospital admissions that doctors examine patients on the right side of the bed, as a result of this Lucy has a strict rule that the right crib rail must stay up! If you have any hope of examining Lucy you'd better follow the rules. Exceptions are only made to those she loves and believes will not hurt her. Lucy and Dr. R have what I would describe as a love/hate relationship, she loves him but hates when he has to do stuff to her and vice versa. Last week Dr. R was getting on me to moisturize Lucy's feet, she was clearly not in the mood to have this done. Although she needed this to be done because her skin has cracked from all of the edema, I was choosing my battles carefully. I had to replace Lucy's Foley catheter and give her an injection of Risperdal, moisturizing her piggy toes was at the bottom of the priority list. I told him if he wanted it done to do it himself...so he did. He took half of a jar of Aquaphor and literally coated her feet with it, and then proceeded to complain to me that he could not wash it off. Seriously, I should know better than to allow him to do stuff to her :). Back to this morning, after allowing him to lower the crib railing she then asked him to put lotion on her feet. He practically fell to the ground and then told the resident to, "order a head CT stat, something is wrong with Lucy she is being cooperative".
Getting better is exhausting!