Wednesday, April 1, 2015 was a good day. Ian was up on and off, maybe a little bit too much up with all his company. His pain seemed to be under control yesterday but that was with lots of medicine. Brian stayed at the hospital with him last night and said it was up and down but nothing to worry about. His blood pressure was up and down so they increased his medicine again.
From rounds this morning, they are planning on decreasing his fentanyl and starting him on round the clock morphine. By the end of today, he will be off of the fentanyl. They will be finishing the antibiotics they have him on and he will begin his home antibiotics. As long as PT and the orthopedic agree, they are going to work on getting him up into a chair today. Can't wait to see him sitting up straight. They are not concerned about his blood pressure, his nurse said that the up and down is very normal after such a traumatic procedure.
Everyone says he is making good progress. We are hoping for a much quieter day today...
If you would like to send Ian an e-card, you can go to www.nemours.org. In the bottom right corner of the main page click on send an e-card. Choose the Wilmington, Delaware location. Ian is in the PICU room 25. I know he will love to hear from everyone.