Conway is sleeping now and has been since about 7am! Finally a whole hour uninterrupted. The nurses up here tried to get blood and poked him 2X unsuccessfully around 4:15am and again at 5am. At 6:45 the phlebotamist came up and it took her two attempts as well. Poor kid got stuck six times for that elusive INR level. He had great veins, they just weren't drawing. It was so heartbreaking to watch him cry so hard. He's definitely not dehydrated b/c he had real tears and lots of them. He's so freaked out just by the presence of any personnel in the room, even those that don't give him "owies". He monitors everyone's movement in the hallway too to make sure they don't come in his room. He's so untrusting right now. Of course he doesn't believe me when I tell him it will be okay either.
Dr. VanHare wasn't present during rounds so nothing was really decided. They did start him around 5ish on some IV fluids and IV milrinone to help the heart. If they do go ahead, he'll have to be NPO (no food or drink) so right now they have that in place. Hopefully they decide so that when he wakes up he can eat if he's not getting it. Not that he'll eat much, but with the milrinone, he might feel more up to it. He did have a wet diaper upon admission to the CICU last night. After no wet diaper for over 24 hours, he peed 32cc's! That's not much, but better than nothing, I guess.
Thanks for your continued prayers.