"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

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

After the Rounds Wednesday AM Update

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.



H. James said...

I just caught up with your adventures (if you can call it that) from last night. I am so sorry Connie is back in ICU again. And that they just can't seem to get a line in him or draw labs without multiple sticks!

I hope they can go ahead & cardiovert him today and get him back on track. Hopefully the amiodarone will keep him out of flutter/fib and make the possible side effects worth while so you can avoid further ER visits & ICU stays!!!

Keeping you in our thoughts today,


Unknown said...


Just checking in again this morning and will continue to pray for Connie (and you!).

Don't forget to breathe.

Anonymous said...

May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you.

Thinking of you and Connie.
Michele R.

Kim Froehlich said...


You are all in my prayers. I am amazed with all you guys are going through. In the same breath, I am also amazed at how well Connie overcomes these experiences!

I'm sure having supportive parents, family and friends helps you all get through each event of each day.

He is in the best place he can be now and I'm glad your experience there is good as well.

Thank you for keeping us posted - and I hope Connie feels better and rested and that all procedures are quick and successful.

Love Kim