Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Doctors seem pleased with Ramsey's reaction to the new vent. His BP is good. His Oxygen is on 70...it was 50 but they seem OK with it the way it is. He is still shunting almost all the time, which concerned me at first. However, they explained that he is fighting it on his own now, without the help of dopamine or any other meds. They said they could fix it if they wanted to, but that he is learning to handle it on his own which is a good thing. Today, their main goal is to reduce his fluid. They will start with 1/2 dose of a diuretic and see how that goes. Reducing the fluid will help with the surgery. I feel more anxious today, but I'm encouraged that they think everything is good.
Posted by Lisa Razza at 7:50 AM