Connie fell asleep about 11:15 last night. He just lay peacefully in his bed for about an hour before finally falling asleep. I went to the courtesy room to rest and the nurse came in about 6:15 to tell me she needed to draw blood before her shift was over. The test they were doing required a venous stick and not just a finger prick. So she woke him up putting a warmer on his foot and one on his hand. I held him and she got a vein on the first stick. He cried and cried but was brave. He finally settled down for some crackers and juice and Max and Ruby when she came in to tell me that the cap wasn't on right or something and the blood leaked in the bag on the way to the lab. Needs more blood. Ugh! Now he's eaten and is likely to vomit if he gets that upset again so we're waiting to restick him. He ate a little cheerios, some crackers and about 1/4 donut. He also had about five bites of scrambled eggs and one bite of a nutrigrain bar. A few sips of milk and then he was ready for bed again by 8am.
After he wakes up we'll try for more blood and then that should be it on the procedures for the day. There was some talk of Dr. Bromberg wanting another echo today and I'm pretty sure if the milrinone is to be stopped, he'll want to see the LV function on echo first. Haven't heard from him yet today.
Will update when we know more.