Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Longest Night Ever

It was a long night. And not a terribly positive night. The night shift nurse left after saying that's the most blood I've ever given in one shift. Well, that can't be a good thing.

After the first 2 units of packed red blood cells and 1 unit of plasma, his INR had dropped down to 3.3 ( goal is between 2 and 3). That was positive news. The bad news was that after continued bleeding, his hemoglobin had actually dropped a bit to 7 :(

So he then got 2 more units of red blood cells and another unit of plasma. We just got news that his hemoglobin was up to 7.6. While still pretty low, at least it didn't decrease. The INR is pending. All the docs are aware and deciding what to do with him.

Meanwhile he continues to be very tired and says he feels no different than he did when we got here.

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