8:00-10:00pm 2hrs of standing @ Sophie’s bedside trying to get her to sleep. She cries every time I walk away. Even if she’s asleep, 30 seconds after I sit down she pops her eyes open, sees I’m not standing there and we start all over again.
10:00pm-2:45am We both sleep. Heavenly
2:45am S awake. I find nurse to tell her she’s awake & nows a good time for vitals (that’s what the nurse told me to do). She says ok, but she never came to take them until 2 hours later.
Feed S bottle, change 3 diapers, and spend the remaining 2 hrs bedside trying to get S back to sleep.
5:00am S asleep….ahhhhh
5:05am enter nurse waking S for vitals that I had mentioned 2 hrs ago
5:30am S back to sleep
6:00am enter nurse waking S for meds
6:05am exhausted S falls immediately back to sleep
6:15am enter Tech waking S for weight check. This involves stripping S down to a diaper, get weight, reclothe her, reswaddle all her bedding and get her situated to return to sleep. All of which I did at lightening speed as to try and return her to sleep as quickly as possible.
6:25am S back to sleep
6:30am enter Tech waking S because she needed to check a piece of paper that had nothing written on it
6:35am S asleep
6:40am enter Hemotology to stab S in the foot to draw blood
6:50am S asleep – enter Dr who respectfully sees that and leaves her sleeping
7:00am enter Tech AGAIN!!! Wants to wake S to measure her belly. I said No, you can wait until she’s awake. As Tech leaves she wakes S. I found Dr so she could get exam done while belly is measured.
An hour and a half later I finally get S to sleep.
And now we are starting a parade of new people because of shift change. Time to start all the exams over again.
I wonder what the sleep schedule is like in prison?