Thankfully, everyone in the house was able to remain flu- and strep-free thanks to Tamiflu, constant sanitizing and keeping MK restricted to her room for five straight days.
Now for the badish news. Conway's activity level has decreased a bit, he's not eating as much, his sleep is not as restful and his little neck vein was pulsating yesterday. Then last night he vomited out of the blue. We did a pacer check yesterday which looked fine, but we've been fooled by those before so Dr. Bromberg offered to meet us at the office this morning to check him himself and help us be reassured that he was not in atrial flutter. Good news is he is not. Bad news is that his liver is bigger and with the other changes, it indicates that he's not handling the changes we made at the last visit.
Due to this, we will go back to the Lasix twice a day. Part of me feels so defeated that we are moving backward in the recovery process, but then the other part of me is so relieved that this is not flutter and we don't have to reintroduce that nasty Amiodarone. It's amazing how quickly you can be thrust back into the reality of CHD. Dr. Bromberg said that we might have been a little ahead of ourselves because he really looked so good last time he saw him and he does think he's not as good now. Hopefully this is the change he needs to get back on the speedy recovery track. This isn't a life sentence to 2X/day lasix, we can still wean him down eventually. We'll just take it a little slower from here on out. He said to call him in a week to let him know if he's improved and if not, then he'll adjust his pacer settings to see if that helps.
Prayers are appreciated as always. Focus them on God using the increased diuretic to help Connie's heart failure symptoms improve so that he can bounce right back to the path he was on.