OK, so when Tucker wakes from sedation...watch out!! He is a bucking bronco that cannot be tamed. Again the cloralhydrate was used last night to put him out.....
Plans for today are, weaing down the vent. We will wean down 2 notches each day and look for extabation around Friday. This will allow Tuck to be much more comfy, be able to be awake and wean the sedation off. They will start feeding him more through the belly and take the TPN (iv nutrition) away. His central IV is day 8 so the nurses have to wear protective gear...it is just a precaution. The longer IV's are in the more they become infection prone. Went up on the methodone and the adavan again, he just isnt staying sedated. Now he gets 2.4 every two hours of each, alternating. Plus he is on a constant drip of dex, also a sedation drug.
So we have a drug addict on my hand and he needs more and more to satisfy his needs.....and getting him off will be ever so slow.
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