Saturday, January 17, 2015

The plan

Okay well it's not much of a plan but overnight he made some improvements but not enough. His feet have been turning purple & getting very cold intermittently, his blood pressure looks better, but still not normal, and his heart rate came down a smidge but then he has weird episodes where even without any stimulation it shoot way up again. 

Our night shift nurse encouraged me to advocate for at least an EKG. We have the same nurse now on days as yesterday. So she said she's going to be pushing for at least an EKG, but also an echocardiogram and cardiology consult. They can't hear a murmur and his pressure in his extremities is equal, so it's not his aeorta. But better safe than sorry. Plus, we are already here and we are looking at non-invasive tests, so there's no reason not to do it. Giving him blood pressure meds every 6 hours is not really feasible long term. 

So please, continue to pray. For him, for the Drs, for my splitting headache, and for answers. Obviously I'd like to see him leave the ICU today as planned. But I don't want him going anywhere until we have this stuff resolved. 

1 comment:

  1. Praying! Definitely ekg and cardiology for sure! You are in very good hands there. Sorry this has been so hard. Hoping this will pass soon so you can go to the stepdown unit!