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PICU Days.....SIGH.........

Posted Sep 12 2008 11:48am

Well Rhett had his surgery yesterday. He did really well however with his pulomnary hypertension, he has had some problems with inflamed airways. So we had to go to the PICU. I was really hoping that we would stay out of there. It was insane last night with really critical patients all around him, I hate that place it traumatizes me. Rhett has done well though. His blood pressure gets a little high but they think it is because of the pain. He is taking pedialyte by mouth, and we are going to start him on some pediasure today.

He had a reaction to the morphine that they were giving him, and his face itched so bad that he has rubbed his eyes raw. So now they are just giving him loratab. We couldn't find anywhere to stay last night that was close by, all of the hotels were full, and we couldn't get a sleep room, so we went to a nearby Walmart and bought some sleeping bags, and a down comforter and slept in the back of our Durrango. It was only like 5 degrees out side, and it snowed, but suprisingly enough we stayed really warm, and on the bright side, it was great to cuddle with Andy all night.

They are talking about moving him from the PICU, to the surgical floor sometime today, so we are keeping our fingers crossed. This hospital is so insanely busy right now they are running out of room, and have set up part of the ER as a border unit. Hopefully we can stay clear of any infections and stuff.

They did do an Echo on his heart while he was in the OR, and it shows some pulmonary hypertension, and some valve leakage, they want to do a sleep study, because they think he may have a significant obstruction. They told me that even if his sats are above 92, we still need to keep him on the oxygen at night. Which is fine. He is really grumpy, and it makes me sad to see him go through this, but we will make it through it.

Our insurance runs out today, and with Andy being up here, he is probablly going to get fired, because he had only been working at his job for 6 days. We are taking this as a sign that it wasn't the right place for him anyways. We both felt like it wasn't right to begin with, but it was some type of money coming in. Anyways, I am really sleepy, and I better get back to Rhett. If this doesn't make any sense, I'm sorry, I haven't had more than 1hr and 1/2 of sleep at a time in over 2 weeks, since all of this started.

Thanks for all of the prayers and support. We really appeciate all of them!!!!!

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