Happy 2nd Birthday Baby Brandt!

Happy 2nd Birthday Baby Brandt!
Busy as can Be--2 Years Old!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Day 1 Post Bi-Directional Glenn

We got to the PCICU after getting Brandt's night report to find that he was still being sedated pretty heavily. We asked if we were able to talk to him and touch him, and they said love on him all we wanted. He would stir and open his eyes but was still completely out of it, with his eyes all glazed over. He was much calmer, but getting very mad every time he woke up, wanting to eat and not liking his restraints too much at all. I was pleased to be able to help feed him, though it was a little nerve-racking to have to sit him up for burping--I always love setting off all the monitor alarms one day after an open heart surgery:-( But whenever he gets agitated, his blood pressure numbers start up again, and that was the main thing they were watching, and wanting to start to reduce his IV nipride, a BP med that needed to be weaned. They also wanted to reduce the precedex for sedation but were not able to start on that due to his agitation...since he'd pulled his vent tube, they didn't have to worry about that weaning process.

His oxygen saturations were very good, and he was on just a little bit of oxygen. They were pleased he was eating so well, in fact, we found out very quickly that with FOOD being the main way to calm him, he's actually eating about twice as much as he was before the surgery. We may be taking home a chunky little monkey!

1 comment:

  1. I'm seeing this much later than you posted, but so glad that you are now able to be with him. Praying.