Monday, April 21, 2008

Monday, Monday

Olivia had a pretty good night. They were able to wean down her nitric oxide to 20 and will continue to wean it over the next 24-48 hours until it is off. Everything is still up in the air as to what is going on with her. Is it her heart? Is it her lungs? What about her blood? Is it related to the medication mess up? Still effects from the sedation? Who knows.
The intensivist mentioned talking to the cardiologist about doing her next heart surgery sooner than later. He was also going to consult with the hematologist about the biopsy results. They are supposed to be back this afternoon sometime.
They were able to draw her labs yesterday (finally) and again today. Things seem to be hanging around normal for her. The plan is to insert a feeding tube today so she can get some food in her belly. She is still working pretty hard while breathing, but her lungs have sounded clear. So, today we will just hope for some answers. I'll let you know if we learn anything exciting!