Tuesday, June 8, 2010
On the floor!
So, as far as I understand it, this is what stands in our way of going home at the moment:
1. Feeding: Bodie needs to maintain an intake of at least 20oz by mouth a day. He's done closer to 30 in the past, but he's still a bit weak, so even 20 is a lot for him right now. Please pray that his stamina increases so that he can take more in at each feeding.
2. Sedation weaning: Bodie is on 2 small doses a day of Morphine and Adavan right now. Please pray that the pain team comes up with a realistic wean schedule and, more importantly, that Bodie tolerates the wean well.
3. Heart rate issues: Bodie has been having episodes of tachycardia (I think I spelled that wrong, but it's late - sorry), where his heart rate will jump to 190 or 200. He's always had very short (2-5 minute) episodes of this (they think it's related to the genetic issue), but the last few days they've lasted 25-30 minutes each time. If they decide to treat it, they'll probably put him on a beta blocker. Please pray that they determine how best to treat this.
Thanks as always!
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