Last night was good, as was Ian's day. His chest xray from this morning was still a little bit foggy but you could see the diaphram and heart better then his past ones. He had another xray done at 6:00 tonight ... that one looked good as well. Based on his xray this morning his bi-pap settings were decreased a little bit. He is doing well on the new settings but based on his 6:00 xray, they are not going to change them tonight.
The MD's have been working with the pain management team to get Ian's feet/leg pain under control. For the past 5 days he has been on one medicine which has been helping however he can only be on this medicine for 5 days...so we are starting a new medicine tonight. In addition, they want to start him on an anxiety medicine; however the one they want to start him on interacts with another one of his medicines, so we will need to deal with that as well...just not sure if we can do that now or once he is discharged. We do know that his anxiety plays a role in some of his pain; so eventually getting that under control will be important.
Andy, the MD, who is on tonight as well as has been on the past few nights, just came to do rounds and check on Ian...as he said, the name of the game is to keep Ian calm and relaxed....so I looked at Andy and said ok, we are not going to see you again tonight. Then I turned to Ian and said, say good night to Andy...then you see this little hand go up waving good night....so good night all; have a good night.