Heather and I are switching off again today and she will probably want to do another post with more details later, but I thought I'd give a little update on what the docs did this morning during rounds just before I left.
Gavin's second IV medication has been turned down a lot, but not quite all the way off. So close! Looks like he could be out of ICU to "the floor" really soon. I can't wait for those arterial lines to come out. He will be so much easier to hold and comfort without a trail of lines hanging off and worrying about them getting snagged.
Another piece of good news is about his oral meds. He has captopril (an ACE inhibitor) and propranolol (a beta blocker). The captopril is not very concentrated, so the dose is a pretty big volume, especially when we think about having to give it to him on our own at home. So the docs decided to try another ACE inhibitor that doesn't need such a large dose. We'll see how that goes.