Friday, April 3, 2015

Thursday Night and Plan for Friday

We slept pretty well last night, up every 4 hours for treatments but back to sleep pretty quickly. They have been checking out his lungs with x-rays, they are looking nice and stable and expanding back out to the chest walls. All normal following this procedure. The goal from a pulmonary standpoint is to get him back onto his home vent settings and his home trache. Today they will change his vent settings on the hospital vent and if all goes well with that later today will change him back to his home vent with changing the trache tomorrow.

His blood pressures are still a little high, however, Ian is still on  steroids which can increase your blood pressure. Steroids will be discharged today and his blood pressure will be watched.

Hemoglobin, the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to the body's tissues and returns carbon dioxide from the tissues back to the lungs. Ian's hemoglobin is low, they will continue to watch it but he may need a transfusion in the next day or so.

Pain management has been pretty good. They are going to put in a referral pain management team so when the time comes for him to come to the floor they will know about him and come see him. In addition, he is currently on on IV morphine, they will be weaning him to morphine through his g-tube. They intend to wean him off of the morphine and back onto his home pain medicines, only.

Ian has been on very little g-tube feeds however they have oked him to start on clear to figure out what he will eat.

The hope is to get him out of the PICU on Sunday or Monday.

And for the big surprise of the day:

1 comment:

Marci Scher said...

Adina Levitan Looking good stud! Hope you have a restful and rejuvenating weekend. So much love to you all!!!!!

Donna A. Lewis W.O.W. GREAT UPDATE. (Ian is officially my hero)

Paula Sweeney Bennett great news we are on count down Aarons surgery is on Monday

Deana Munchow I'm so glad for all of the good news.

Mary Fab Great news! Ian, you're The Man! Love to each of you.

Amy Eisenberg Samay All great news!

Gina Cohen Love the positive. Ian is a living Super Hero!

Heather Schmidt Young That's great!

Marlene Ettlin Go Ian. ❌⭕😃😃😃😃

Elena Lucini French Love the sitting man!!!

Jennifer Paradise Baker Wonderful news! Have a happy pessach!

Melody Ballan Cooper Good news!

Nancy Polack Kaplan Getting better everyday. Bless you ALL.