"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, June 18, 2009

Not much sleep (Weds nite/Thurs morn)

Connie did go back to sleep for about 1.5-2 hours last night but then has been awake and squirmy ever since. Altogether he's had about 4 hours I'm guessing. He even had some 4am crackers and juice (no dinner last night) and wanted more but I want him to eat something at breakfast so I told him to lay back down. He's being very good and cooperative other than pulling on his little IV house (cover) and taking his sat monitor off a few times. He's been wetting diapers and the doctor came in around 5am and assessed him and says he looks good and his liver is barely noticeable. The plan was for him to go to the floor around 10 or so if he tolerated coming off the milrinone that they turned off at 4am (have to watch him for 6 hours before sending him out) but after the night he's had with the questionable heart rates, they turned it back on at 5:15 until such time as they interrogate the pacemaker to find out what was the cause of those times where he's stuck at 100 bpm.

I'm trying to get him to go back to sleep now but it's almost a lost cause since they'll be up to take blood sometime around 6am.

1 comment:

H. James said...

I just caught up. I'm sorry its a longer hospital stay, but hopefully they will get this all figured out & you won't have another unplanned admission for a LONG time.
Great job asking them to interrogate the pacer! You are the only one who has been there for every single aspect of Connie's care and 'reminding' the team that the aflutter was only discovered with pacemaker interrogation (after he was in severe heart failure) will help make sure he get the best care possible!!

We'll be keeping up with your progress!