The weekend has treated us rather nicely. Jack has had a really good day. Now we know that Jack really loves the nitric oxide so they decided to leave him on it for a little while longer. It may have been just too much for him yesterday. Jack has had 37 IV's, 4 PICC lines, and a few central lines. In doing all of this the nurses have to be really careful which medicines they give simultaneously through the same lines. Because Jack is so small the lines they put into him are equally as small and if not carefully monitored they can become occluded. Recently one of Jack's PICC lines was not working for this reason and it became unusable. Luckily today they were able to fix the line and now it's working. These are obviously little things, but they make life for Jack and his nurses a lot easier. It is amazing to see how skilled the nurse is who places these lines. We are always so thankful for his work.
Jack has done a great job today. Doctor Hawkins stopped by and took him off one of the diuretics that works on his kidneys but adversely effects his blood pressure. It has proved to be a good move as his blood pressure has increased significantly. Thanks to the blood pressure he is peeing better than he ever has. Between 9 and 10 tonight he hit a record high of 19 cc's. We're prepping him for the redneck games. We hope that the trend continues and we have similar things to say tomorrow night.