Connie had a great night. He settled down with one dose of Ativan and had nothing after that. He's now on room air as he d/c'd the nasal cannula himself! The plan for today is to go down on his morphine drip, get off the dex, decrease lasix to Q12 from Q6 b/c he's putting out more than what his going in, and watch his crit. He's a little borderline, so if he needs volume, it will probably be blood. They want to get him eating today and they are splitting the mediastinal chest tubes so that they can tell if either one has slowed down enough to come out. That decision will probably be made tomorrow. They're keeping the arterial line in for today, but I will still be able to hold him. He's been such a good boy. Greg stayed with him through the night and when he came back to the room he said that Connie did some cute things but I was so tired I can't remember what they were. I'll ask him later after he naps.
One thing they are watching are some arrhythmias. I'm not sure what exactly, b/c it was during the night, but he's having extra atrial beats, and quite frequently. The night nurse felt it might be due to the way his pacer was programmed in the OR, but on rounds they discounted that and said it was fine and the ventricle was sensing the beat and responding appropriately or something to that effect.