Posted on May 25, 2013
Scout's day started this morning at 8 a.m. with a nice bath and dressing for her daily workout. At Shepherd, they bathe and dress you every day just like you are who you were on a Saturday morning prior to comming to town. So today, Scout sported a black SM (Signal Mountain) T-shirt and black Dale Earnhart #3 sweat pants. She's no fan of racing, so I wonder whose closet these pants once hung out in?
The doctors also gave her a new drug to try this morning in hopes to see if it would trigger her wakefulness. Here is the unusual part... the drug given her was Ambian. Have you seen the commercials on tv for this drug? If you have, then you know it a prescription drug to 'help' you sleep- not wake you up. It's a drug for insomnia! Seems that sometimes some drugs have the opposite effect on people and 2 out of 5 times this Ambian actually 'wakes' people up. This must be one of those myriads of disclaimers lumped in the last 30 seconds of those types of commercials with the 'do not take if you are pregnant or nursing' or 'do not drive heavy machinary while taking this drug'.
The drug did exactly as it is marketed to do and thier makers should be happy... she slept the whole day through. Rest is good though and they were able to downsize her trakia tube which will help her ween down to eventually not having one implanted at all.
Next week we'll try some other drugs to help her wake that possibly do the opposite of what they are marketed to do. We're on board to try just about anything.
Tomorrow begins a holiday weekend and her brothers are coming to town. They have yet to see her since the accident. Pray for solid ground for them and for understanding that God willing, their sister will soon be back awake... in just a little while.