Friday, March 20, 2009

Fri - Day 7 Post Op - Little Update

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.


Mimi said...

I am quite familiar with those meds... is that sad or what??

I am so glad he is doing so great!! Floor here we come.

Go Gav Go!

Heather- I have loved our talks- I know it isn't the place you want to be by any stretch, but having a family member know what my life was like is comforting. It's a special bond!

Love you.

Beth said...

I am so glad that he will be out of the ICU soon. He is darling.

I was really blessed to have watched your girls yesterday. My girls loved it and I hope your girls enjoyed it too. We had a good time.

Love you guys.