Monday, May 19, 2008

There's a new doc in town...

They've been down an intensivist up here for close to a year. Most days, it's pretty obvious. The 2 doctors are incredibly overworked and their stress has seemed much more noticeable. They were finally able to hire a new doctor. He came up this weekend and is helping out here and there until he starts full time next month. I absolutely love our 2 doctors and they seem almost giddy excited to have the extra help, so I'm trying really hard to be accepting of "the new guy." However, for the last two days of rounds, he doesn't come in and tell us any plans for the day. I haven't even seen him come in and assess Olivia at all. Maybe he comes in the middle of the night to get to know her, when I'm not around. Regardless, we like to know what they plan to do to Olivia for the next 24 hours until they report on her again. This is definitely going to take some getting used to.
Anyway, Olivia's cardiologist popped in and said that she is still tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, unless something comes up. A person sure learns to be flexible up here. Maybe this. Maybe that. Tentatively. Blah, blah, blah.
So, Olivia had a very uneventful night (which is good). No plans for today. Just keep things status quo!
I'm taking Brooklyn home with me this afternoon for her end of year potluck at school. I plan to sleepover and then take her for her last day of school. Afterwards, we'll pack her up and move her in to Grandpa and Grandma's house with me until Olivia is ready to come home!
Therefore, I may not update until tomorrow afternoon, so don't be concerned :)