Thursday, May 7, 2009
Dr's just left his bedspace and they kind of skipped him because his little roommate is having some trouble with keeping his heart rate up all of a sudden.
Dr. Checchia did come in and say that if he does fine overnight, he'd be moved to the floor in the morning. Floor status means he might get a little more freedom to get out of bed and such. Maybe even a wagon ride would be in his future. I asked how long we should expect him to be there and he said maybe a day. He said they might even be able to be convinced to send him home in the morning and skip the step of going to the floor altogether. That's my vote, but I want to make sure he's stable and won't throw us any surprises once we're home. I'd also like to see Dr. Bromberg again before going home.
Looks like they are moving the roommate back to the CICU. He was on CICU status, just like we are, but they can keep a better eye on him and they have more room to intervene if they should need to. This might mean that there is some hope of being alone tonight and getting a better night's rest. If the poor little guys alarms weren't sounding, he was inconsolable. Connie kept saying, "Uh oh" when he would hear him start up again. Like a concerned older brother or something. It was cute. This annex business is for the birds. They need a bigger CICU if they have too many kids that are CICU status and not enough room. I don't see how putting a kid in CICU status in a room that is equipped to be a regular hospital room is in the best interest of the patient.
Posted by Erin Beckemeier at 5:28 PM