Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Through the Night...

If I could sum up our nights sleep in one word, it would be
This is how Ben started the night, around 11pm.
But THIS is what he looked like MOST of the night.

This is Ben's bed, it was tipped down towards his head ALL night. Why? Because his blood pressure was TOO low. 70/30 to be exact. It sent the nurses in a bit of a panic. They stopped his feeds because he was practically on his head with his bed tipped and started him on IV hydration instead. Dr. Filiano had them give him 'recimic epi', a type of nebulizer treatment because it's sort of like a caffine jolt. Makes your heart rate increase. It worked...slightly. Got his blood pressure up to 80/40. Still pretty low. Then they would turn the light on and talk and rub him awake. That would start the coughing, which means that I would end up suctioning him. When I would finally lull him back to sleep, the process started all over again. Now I'm waiting to hear from the doctor's. I'm curious to see if they are going to let us go home. I'll update as soon as I know.

1 comment:

Jenny said...

I'm wondering if this is his body's way of complaining when it's been traumatized? Poor tyke. Call me.