Wednesday, May 23, 2012


She didnt say it but I'm sure thats what Liv was thinking today when she had some applesauce at 330, her first meal in over 48 hours. Thats a big deal pairnwith some fluids orally. In the next 24 hours Midge can have 28oz of Pedialyte. Not a whole heck of a lot but better than nothing. As for keeping people on their toes; Olivia has a PhD in that field. She somehow managed to find a way to sleep last night that made her heart rate monitor stop reading and the nursing staff came running in to find her snoring happily. Brian might have needed some oxygen to recover from that little wake up. Then on my watch missy decided to pull herself upright using the crib rail and before I could get out of my chair she spun herself around and got all knotted in her lines and tubes. It was amzing how fast she did it and it took two nurses and myself 15 minutes to fix it all. As for the irritable heart- its still irritable. Her one atrium and one ventricle (you and I have two of each) are not pumping in sync. When shes on a specific dose of Amlodarome her rate is beautiful, when they go down on it she has the out of sync pumping. So short story shes going to be discharged on some of this med for the short term. Her calcium, magnesium and potassium levels have all been low and supplemented during the past two days. This is common since she hadnt eaten. Once she is having regular fluids and meals the staff will take her baseline levels and decide what she still needs to be given in the way of additional meds.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the updates. Much easier than bugging you guys by phone.