Liv had an x-ray this morning and will every day until she's removed from the ventilator. The doctors were thrilled with her x-ray and raving about it before they actually did the physical exam. Once they did the exam they said that her physical appearance and labs match her x-ray and Olivia looks "Great". Today's plan is to wean her from her fentanyl drip, reduce her nitric, reduce some vent settings and start her second anti-rejection med.
They've given her a little bit of lasix to reduce some fluid accumulation from all the fluids they gave in the OR and then yesterday as her central venous pressures or CVP fluctuated based on her first round of immuno-suppressant drugs were given. She's currently on a small amount of milrinone and dobutamine for her heart and they will start walking those down as well.
Yesterday and early this morning she had a few runs of VTach and PVC's. The staff isn't worried about them given the time post-op. I raised my eyebrows at that and was told that I needed to remember what this new heart has been through as well. Two surgeries in a few short hours and getting adjusted to its new home in Olivia's chest. All right, point well taken.