Friday, March 8, 2013

Post-Op Day 2

From Rachael:

We had some bumps this morning, post-op day 2: we had some trouble figuring out Luke's fluid volume level. He was fluid positive, but was having trouble keeping his blood pressure up. The doctors began using a pacemaker late this morning to help get more blood pumped out to his body. Once we gave him some more volume (fluid in his blood), he started to even out gradually. Right now he's satting in the low 90%s, which is great, and his blood pressure is spot on too. We've seen some life in those sweet brown eyes. About to give him his bath before he goes to sleep for the night (riiiight...), then x-rays at 3:00.

From David:

Luke has had a good day. He's grumpy and awake a lot more. We took out his art line, his foley catheter, quit pacing his heart, and turned off some of his meds, so everything is moving in the right direction. He still has enough coming out of his chest tubes that we aren't taking either of them out yet, but hopefully will soon. He's talking a little bit, but mostly just to tell us "no" to everything :) Thank you all so much for your love and prayers.

From Rachael:

Luke has had a very stable day. He wakes up about every 30 min- 1 hour alert but very grumpy. We got rid of his arterial line and his Foley catheter today. We get excited anytime we get to lose a piece of plastic. Also, Dr. Tia took him off his pacemaker this morning during rounds, and his blood pressure and o2 sats are maintaining. We're weaning down on nitric oxide and might get to turn that off soon. Luke is still draining enough out of his chest tubes so they don't want to take either of them out yet, but we're moving in the right direction in that area as well. Thank you all so much for your continued prayers for healing and for infection and other curve balls to stay far away from this room.

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