Thursday, February 9, 2012
Bye Bye Epinephrine
They shut off the epinephrine drip that he came back from surgery with on Tuesday. He has been tolerating that ok. They turned the oxygen on the vent down to 60% which is a step in the right direction. It felt amazing to see the whites of his eyes several times today. Even if only for a couple minutes and then he was back out. And it didn't matter to me if he wasn't all there. I just checked on him though and they are having to increase his nipride because he's getting hypertensive. They have been titrating his lasix all day to keep him at about 100mls an hour for his output. Unfortunately that's been easier said than done. He's gained about 15 pounds since entering the hospital on January 30th. And it ain't because he's eating! Speaking of eating, he is tolerating more of his tube feeding. I got lots of reassurance today that while slow, his progress is going in the right direction. I absolutely hate that Carlos had so much control over all of this, and I'm just along for the ride!