Friday, March 27, 2009

More details.

Okay, so the broviac went great. Placement is good, numbers are good, etc... They did decide that her heart isn't functioning well, and started her on some milrinone. Hopefully, that will turn things around. We are hoping that the heart problem is related to either whatever infection she's been battling, or from the "aggressive weaning" that took place earlier in the week. It may have just pushed her too hard. Also, they have been trying to regulate her clotting times with heparin. Her clotting times haven't been therapeutic, but when they increase her heparin dose, it seems as though her platelets drop. Coincidence? Maybe. So, they drew a lab to test for "Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia." She's had this drawn before and it's come back inconclusive. So, they are sending it out this time, for a definite answer, and have switched out that medication to Angiomax. She's not peeing like she should, so they went back up on her diuretics. So, a day with lots of changes...but she handled them all with ease!!!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Meds, meds, meds ---- they help and they harm, don't they? Taking one step at a time is challenging...
Mike and Linda

The Hawkinson Gang said...

Augh....all so much....especially when I am trying to read it after a few beverages! Love you guys!

Crystal Montgomery said...

Just wanted to let you know I'm checking in often and praying for all of you.

Anonymous said...

Zac and Julie:

We are continuing our prayers and many thoughts for your entire family. Seems quite a bit to digest over the last two weeks.

The Lingafelters

Anonymous said...

Continuing to pray for all of you...so sorry I wasn't able to help out with Jack this morning. We sure wouldn't want to give him anything, though. Em is feeling much better tonight.