I was applying for a job online (while Connie sleeps) when the nurse came in and said Dr. Bromberg's nurse, Colleen, was on the phone for me. As I was recapping the events of the last 24 hours, who walks in the door but Dr. Bromberg himself! He didn't even know Connie was here yet, but comes here every Weds. AM for cardiology conferences and saw his name on the board. He came in and examined him and then set the plan for the day. He is not getting his morning meds (which is good since he's sleeping and I didn't want to have to wake him-AGAIN) b/c they are going to start him on IV Amiodarone today and proceed with the TEE and Cardioversion sometime later this morning (Who knows when, really. After all, we are in the hospital!). Before they cardiovert him, Dr. VanHare is going to do some messing with the pacemaker settings to try to get it to tell us he's in flutter while he still is. The settings need some careful tweaking and it's kind of a numbers game now. Since he's on IV heart meds, he won't be going home today after the procedure, but there is hope, according to Dr. Bromberg, that he could go late tomorrow afternoon. We're not making any definite plans as of yet, but it's nice to know this isn't necessarily a week-long sentence!
Thanks for your prayers. Connie is getting some well-deserved rest now. Come to think of it, he'll probably sleep most of the day since he'll be sedated for the procedures. I guess he'll be a night owl tonight!! We've had a wonderful experience here and the nurses are really looking out for his best interest. One nurse who isn't even assigned to him, but to the patient next door, saw a sharps collector worker coming in to change out the bin and she stopped him to tell him to come back later, that this baby had been up all night and didn't need rattling around in his room right now. I was so pleased to see that!