I woke this morning to see our night nurse lifting Tehilla out of bed from under her arms. This is absolutely forbidden for 6-7 weeks post heart surgery, as it puts pressure on the incision and is quite painful. Tehilla immediately started crying and I jumped out of bed and started shouting at her.
The nurse told me I didn't know what I was talking about and that I should rely on her experience as a nurse. I told her that she should ask the cardiologists and PICU nurses and she will see how awful it is what she did.
I held Tehilla while she cried from the pain and when she settled, I went over to the nurse and apologized for shouting at her. She said, "It's okay, you're under pressure but there's nothing wrong with holding her like that." I said, " I apologize for shouting, but not for what I said. On this matter, you are incorrect and must look into this immediately. It's unacceptable that you don't know this."
So our morning did not start off well.
Apparently, Tehilla's heart rate went down to 46 last night and was between 46 and 52 all night. Her heart rate until this problem has been in the 90s and 100s. The doctors were made aware and will be coming this morning to further understand what is going on.