Thursday, August 19, 2010

Post Op Day 1

Not too much to report today. Last night she came out of sedation more than they had wanted her to. I heard the nurse had to wrestle her back down because she was trying to roll over. They gave her a high dose of sedation meds and she has slept soundly since.
She has warm toes and fingers! Woot Woot! Hooray for warm fingers and toes! Zoey has never had warm fingers and toes.
She is more swollen today, but that is to be expected. She has also had some problems with her kidneys today, but right now she is doing well.
There were 4 goals for today:
1. Increase one of her meds (Mirinone) to 0.75 MCG per hour
2. Try to wean down on sedation meds
3. Schedule Lasiks (another med) 3 times a day
4. Wean down on the Nitric Oxide (a gas that she inhales as part of the breathing tube)
All goals have been successfully met! Yippee!
Here is a picture of our camping experience...ha ha! We didn't want to go home last night so we slept in our van out in the parking structure. It wasn't bad at all and we slept pretty good...minus being woken up by life flight twice. :)


Shelese said...

Hmmm, you should have just borrowed my parents motorhome. Are you sleeping there again tomorrow? Yay for warm toes!

Shayner and Ern said...

I am glad that the goals have been met and that she is progressing. Go Zoey!

Dalling Family said...

Good she met the goals!

Randi said...

yay! hey if you need me to bring you guys anything or do anything for you since you if you don't want to come home let me know! will visit soon!

Team Beardshall said...

Oh my goodness, you guys are amazing! I am so glad that things are going well.....especially the warm toes and fingers! That is cool! We miss you guys! Please let us know if you need anything!