Monday, September 24, 2007

September 24th

Today's nickname is Black Jack. The IV team came today and for the 21st time were successful in placing a new IV. Many of the drugs that they give him are not compatible with each other so they can't be administered through the same line. All this means is that he has to have 2 or three places at a time where they can give medicines. He currently has an arterial line in his leg to measure his blood pressure, and an IV in both feet. He also has the PICC line in his left arm so they can give medicine to his heart. Dr. Hawkins saw him this morning and wants to wait to see if he can get rid of little more fluid before he goes to surgery. They started him on a different medicine to help him pee and so far it seems to be working well. We are glad that he is where he is today and couldn't be prouder parents.

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