Saturday, June 20, 2009

ICU Day 2

Andre is still intubated. The pulmonary critical care docs decided that Andre's breathing is still too labored to be off the ventilator. When they did the spontaneous breathing trial this morning, Andre was breathing great at the start (he was taking in as much air in his lung as any normal adult according to the docs). But several minutes into it, he started getting agitated which bumped up his blood pressure, increased his breathing, and put his arterial blood gas in the abnormal range (the CO2 concentration was the main discrepancy).

Because of the anxiety that Andre is exhibiting, they started him on Haldol. He's getting it every 4 hrs if I'm not mistaken. I hope the Haldol will do its magic and that the docs can take out the tubes tomorrow. They've also started giving him food via his feeding tube, on top of the TPN that he's getting by way of his central line.

It's 10:20 PM right now and Andre is sleeping. I'm staying the night in case he ask for me.


Roobeedoo said...

Hope you are both getting some rest. Hugs.

Paul Y. said...

Sounds like Andre is getting better by the day!

Dina Badaluco said...

Deb and I are just up the street, Ed, if there's anything you need through this. QFC is on the way and we're happy to grab some more fried chicken. : )

Love to you both. We're on standby.

Deb and Dina

Ed said...

Thanks Deb and Dina. I might take you up on that offer soon.