Saturday, August 29, 2009
Itchy and Getting Sore, But Moving Forward
Connie is still itching and scratching, despite the benadryl. Good news is he's not needed anything other than tylenol and his morphine drip is down to 20. Tomorrow it will go to 10. Hopefully getting less of it will improve the itching. He got a bath and even got his hair washed!!!! and after that I got to hold him. He fell sound asleep and we went to move him back to bed. That woke him up and all the jostling around got him pretty sore around his chest tubes. He laid back down and avoided needing any PRN IV morphine. He's since gotten up once to eat a few more bites and drink a few sips. He's getting sleepy again and we're hoping for a restful night since it will probably be our last night in the ICU.
Posted by Erin Beckemeier at 9:17 PM