Docs came around this evening. Connie had 16 saltine crackers (even one doc said, "In a row?"), 1/2 choc. chip cookie and 8 oz. of OJ for lunch. He ate zero dinner though. I even got him soup, grilled cheese, french fries, grapes and chocolate milk and he'd have none of it. I'm not going to stress. Maybe he's just not ready.
We did have one alarming episode this afternoon. He was napping and his rate was at 100. It stayed there, but we thought it was that he was too low on his onw so he was being paced. Well, moments later he woke up and cried and moved around and got active and it stayed stuck at 100. I motioned to the nurse who came in and said she had been watching it too and was concerned that the flutter was back. She and two cardiologists looked at it on the "big board" and thought that it looked like he was in normal sinus rhythm except for the fact that it wasn't changing with increased activity. That was weird, but it only lasted for 10 minutes or so. He's been 104-114 ever since. The plan is to keep an eye on that overnight and if nothing else happens, stop the milrinone tomorrow and move him to the floor for the rest of our stay. That's the part where we have a tiny room and will have to share it.