"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Settling in again

We are moved. They decided not to wait until he woke up because the other little patient our nurse had was moved earlier and she was pretty spread out trying to keep up with both of them all the way across the unit so we wheeled him quietly around to his new space. Problem was, his bed wouldn't fit. It was quite the ordeal, with four or five nurses trying to get him in the room. Of course he woke up during all of this. After some rocking he decided to be in a good mood and is now mowing on lucky charms and raisin bran (dry) while we wait on his lunch order to arrive along with a bedside table so we can keep the crumbs out of his lap and sheets! Wouldn't you know, our roommate is a teeny newborn who has been quiet all day until we arrived. It's also one more set of monitors that beep and alarm constantly. He doesn't have any parent with him. The nurse said a grandparent is here, but he must have stepped out for a bit. Poor guy. We did get the window space, for those of you who recommended it, thank you! It is quite a small room. I think it is smaller than the one he was in and that only had one kid! I think they may let me use a phone in here and possibly even eat in here so that is one bonus, I guess. The fellow on the unit said that she hasn't totally evaluated it, but at first glance, his echo from this AM looks like the LV function has improved. That's good news. He's still on milrinone and they haven't ordered it stopped just yet. The nurse said they may decide tonight on rounds when to do that. He's not getting Lasix anymore and the fellow said unless he's not peeing enough or starts getting puffy, that he won't get any. I asked the nurse if the plan from here was to get off the milrinone and see how he was 24 hours out and then go mhome and she acted like home wasn't even in the discussion yet :(

1 comment:

L. Pappalardo said...

I'm glad you're on the window side - I think that will make a difference, especially since the rooms are small. If the little guy gets moved out, they may even let you spread out a bit! Re: the nurse and home...I wouldn't get too discouraged yet. I'll bet they're just being really conservative since he didn't do so well coming off the milrinone before. Hang in there.