Wednesday, July 08, 2009

ICU Day 20 - AM

Andre was completely sedated when I came this morning. I had another "incident" with a physician today, this time with the new attending oncology doc. It seems I'm losing my patience so I need to just calm down just like what I tell Andre.

Completely asleep but with titered down sedation, they put him on pressure support ventilation at about 10:30 AM. He started stirring half-an-hour later and bingo!--he went into his usual agitated state. I don't know what else to do and it seems the pulmonary & critical care team are also running out of ideas. I heard them say, "maybe we can ask psychiatry if they can help". Argh!

And on a different note, I need to go back to Canada to deal with some personal and work-related issues. My work has been very understanding of our current situation but I do feel the need to get more work done since I'm technically not on a leave-of-absence.

3 comments:

spiritwoman34atmsn.com said...

My sympathies, Ed, on the challenging situation you are facing... prayers continue for both of you and the intention that the team is finding successful solutions for Andre's health.

Paul Y. said...

I am so sorry to hear about the troubles Ed. Yes patience is a VERY good thing to have but these docs need to remember they are working for YOU and you are Andre's advocate. I am glad your employer is understanding and helpful.

As always, positive thoughts and all the healing power I can muster are being sent your way.

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