Lets see....we made a small amount of progress today...but progress!!!! We had our LAP line taken out, this is the line that measures pressures in the left side of Tuckers heart. (the left side is the side that didn't use to work and was corrected during this surgery) There was no bleeding, which was good. (they did have blood in the room ready for transfusion just in case--with all the heparin he is getting bleeding can become an issue) The output is still more than input which means he continues to get fluid off. His heart, if only intermittently, started beating in sync with some off sync times in between.... a good sign that a pacer wont be needed for a long amount of time. The dopamine, which is blood pressure medicine, has been turned way down as he is keeping his blood pressure up on his own. And last but not least..his blood gases are excellent so they got to go down on his ventilator settings. All good things and a quiet day.
Tucker is looking nice and comfortable, his capillaries refill as soon as you touch his finger tips..and for those of you who watch Tucker you know how purple he USED to be. 100 percent oxygenated blood....NEVER did we think Tucker would meet that. We are not going to be able to keep up with this boy very very soon......again, all good things!!!
Tomorrow we try again on lifting the paralysis....
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