"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

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Just Kidding

So, the nurse seemed surprised that they were planning on pulling tubes today so I asked that they double check his drainage numbers because I don't want to withhold food for him until 2pm for them to then decide they are going to leave them in another day. The cardiologist came in and said that he was close to borderline, but she would be conservative and leave them in. They don't like for his output to be more than his weight and his weight is 12.6kg and one tube had drainage of 22, 20, 16 and other numbers greater than his weight. The last thing we want is to pull the tubes today and then have to have more tubes placed tomorrow. So, today will be a play and wait day. Status quo, if you will. If the EP people are happy, he can come off the monitors and even go off the floor and maybe even outside. Too bad I didn't bring him any winter clothes! It's freezing up here. It even got into the 30's overnight! So, we will be patient. We are also increasing his enalpril up to 2ml and keeping him on synthroid (the thyroid med) until he gets home. They want Dr. Bromberg to take him off and then check his levels. Since he's been getting it here already, checking the levels now won't exactly give us a true number.


Terri Haseltine said...

Thanks for keeping me posted. You must save a million phone minutes with this system. I am always interested in Connie's progress, and progress it is! Enjoy your "play and wait day." I think my dad, Grandpa, is having alot of those days.....Terri

Donna Beckemeier said...

Well, shuckin's!! I know you must have been just drooling at the thought of going home early. Oh, well. Like you said, better safe than sorry. I wouldn't want to have them put back either.
Thanks so much for keeping the information coming on such a regular basis.
Love and Hugs to all!

Yvonne Mallon said...

Hopefully tomorrow!! We played that almost there but not quite game also for about 2 or 3 days!!
Welcome to Michigan....it has been pretty cool weather! I love it!!!