Thursday, January 17, 2019

Post-Op #2 - Morning update

Liam had a good night overall.  He finally got some much needed refreshment at 10:30!  He had a few bouts with nausea, even with medication, so its a very slow go with liquids, but the fact he can finally have some sips of water takes the edgeoff for sure!  He is still on about 2 liters of oxygen and a few different meds.  His blood pressure has been a little on the high side, so hes on medication for that but with plans to hopefully wean him off that today.  He also still has 2 chest drain tubes and a pee tube in, so hes a little uncomfortable obviously and didnt get a whole lot of sleep last night.  He is very calm and not agitated though, so thats good.  His glucose and lactate levels are both dropping well too without him needing insulin, so that is a praise as well.  Shift change and rounds start in about an hour, so we’ll know more the plan for the day later this morning.  Im guessing we still have another day and night in ICU, then hopefully go to the main floor.  All in all he is progressing through recovery like a champ!

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