Monday, January 30, 2012

Status 1b

We are definitely moving into new territory.  They moved Carlos' status to 1b today since he was started on Primacor.  They are hoping to only have him on one IV medication but if they don't get good results then they will move to a second one, which will necessitate being moved to a different floor ( icu?).  They are going to give him until tomorrow before they decide.  This would also mean his transplant status would be changed to 1a, which is top of the list.  If one medicine works then he would get to go home with a PICC line and a continuous infusion.  If they have to use two medicines, then he will not be allowed to go home.  At all.  We are really hoping to only need one at this point.

They just started a Lasix drip.  He's refused the bladder catheter for now.  I told him I'm not getting up all night to hand him a urinal so he better keep it close by.

The lady who does the pacemaker checks is here now interrogating his pacemaker.  She said the last time she checked it in November and there were 92 episodes of non-sustained ventricular tachycardia in a two month period. From 11/14 until now, 216 episodes. Nice to know :p

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