Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Update 3

Last night was uneventful, nothing scary happened.   So as I always say, Uneventful is good! 

He still has excess water weight, about 2 lbs more than his dry weight.  His eyes are less swollen and his color is much better.  He is on Milredone for his blood pressure and to help his right ventricle rest.
Liver enzymes DROPPED! From 4500 to about 2000, int he opposite (and right) direction that the doc anticipated.  He is still intubated and will be for a couple of days. They have lowered is sedation because they want him to be a little responsive, but obviously not enough for him to mess with everything. They also want to observe his neurological responses for possible damage, which is always a possibility.   They may start weening him from the intubation and start sprinting tomorrow, which mean that for short periods, he will be breathing on his own. little by little.  My little chubba wabba may start to eat today too, however through a pump feet/ NG tube.  We are taking a teaspoon every hour and slowly increasing it. On Lasix/ diaretic every 6 hours now, they want to get the water off.  They are also adding another diuretic for help with the fluid.  His lung from yesterday looks good. I guess it has to perk up a bit.  They are going to try to clear his lungs of any fluid and keep them clear to prevent pneumonia.  White blood count is 7.6, i don't know what that means but I wrote it down so I thought I would type it out for ya. 

All and all, today is a day of rest, watching him, allowing is body to heal.


Mom on a Line said...

Glad to hear the liver numbers are improving and that the docs are talking about sprinting the vent tomorrow. Continuing to keep you all in my thoughts. Sending lots of heart hugs,

chichel said...

That's a good white count. Elevated would be 11 or more. I know we haven't talked much, but please know that we are praying for Gavin and all of you!

Tara said...

Hi! I'm a fellow heart-mom blogger...Just wanted to let you know I am praying for you guys! And YAY for the uneventful night...hopefully more to come!!