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"He Keeps on Surprising Me"

Posted Oct 05 2009 10:03pm
We checked on Vincent last night after the surgery and the first thing the nurse said to us was "He keeps on surprising me". His stats seemed to look ok. His Sats were high, his CO2 was close to where it should be and his heart rate was down a little. His blood pressure was still fairly low and he has a lot of fluid in his body (which makes him look really puffy).

The nurse said this morning that they are going to start to wean him off of everything. First, the Flowlan because that's what's making his blood pressure so low. Then they're going to try and wean him off the ventilator (they had it on max settings for the surgery). They're also going to wean him off of some of the pain medications he is on. She said that will take some time because they can get withdrawals...just as an adult would if they were dependent on pain meds. She also said they are going to wean him off the Pavulon (paralytic). She said it will be a slow process. He will begin to move fingers and toes, then hands and feet and eventually he'll wake up and start to move his head. She's also hoping that when he starts moving his muscles, he'll start to get rid of some of the fluids in his body.

Robert and I want to thank you for all of your comments and support. I would love to respond to everyone individually but it's just been so crazy with everything going on. But we do read them everyday and they really do mean a lot to us...so, thank you!! :)


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