Docs are getting ready to round here in a minute. I left last night around 6:30 and Greg stayed the night with him. I have gotten smart enough to realize when I've reached my limit so in order to provide the best care for Connie, I had to take a break. Plus, my little MookieRoo is missing her mommy. She and I went to Wendy's for dinner and a frosty and then home to let Belle out and go to bed. I got a shower in my own shower and even got to dry my hair this time! We got up bright and early, stopped for a donut on the way in and got here by time for morning rounds at 6:30. She and Greg are snuggling on the parent couch thingy in the room and Connie is snoozing away. He had a great night. His new little roommate is very quiet. Nary a peep out of him. He was wired again so he didn't fall asleep until 11:15. He did get a spongebath and clean sheets and pajamas so that was nice. The big news about the overnight is that his respiratory rate has been down where it was even on the Milrinone, meaning he's not showing signs of slipping back into the severe cardiomyopathy (failure) like he did last time we stopped milrinone. Dr. Checchia told me last night that they didn't anticipate him having difficulty with it this time because his rhythms are normal now, where they weren't the last time he was taken off. The "shelf life" of that drug is like 3-6 hours they say, so if we were going to see him decline and the failure worsen, we would have seen it by now.
We'll update again after we get the plan for the day.