Well, the reduction in heart rate to a max of 110 didn't do the trick to helping him feel better. He threw up big time around 6:30 (from his 2:30 lunch and 4:30 juice) and Dr. Bromberg came back and said that he's just going to be harder to bounce back from this failure than he thought. Now we are not coming home tomorrow as they have started him on a milrinone drip (IV). They have to draw blood twice a day to check his levels so that consists of a toe prick and a ton of squeezing. Now that he's on coumadin, that should leave some nice bruises! The coumadin levels are not built up in his system yet so he's not bleeding easily just yet.
He was getting the most sound sleep he'd had in days when they had to come poke him. He's been up since and had some saltine crackers and sprite. Dr. Bromberg wants us to go a bit easier on the tummy so we didn't order him a dinner of real food. He might get some cheerios later if he shows any interest. He is sitting on Daddy's lap watching a Baby Einstein video from Child Life Services. Ms. Chris would be so proud of all the words he's practicing while he watches. He blew Nurse Laurie a kiss when she left and said bye and waived. She'll be back in the morning and has requested to have him if she doesn't get transferred to the NICU or something.
So, we've had a bit of a set back, but nothing we can't find a way to manage. Dr. Bromberg will be back to check on him in the AM and gave them his numbers even though he's not the one on call this weekend.