Drayke is stable. His blood pressure is good and his heart rate is down to 140-150. Vent settings are high. O2 is at 100% with a PEEP of 10 & pressure support at 14. He is still puffy but not nearly as bad as yesterday. Urine output is great. Tomorrow he is getting an echo and we already know it is going to be terrible. A quick ultrasound last night showed that his right heart is hardly doing anything at all. So basically we are all the way back to where we were when we first got to Vandy. Drayke's hands & feet have finally started to warm up again so that means we are again getting good blood flow to his extremeties.
The doctors main concern at this time is his heart. With the function being so poor it could give out, but that was before he went back onto milrinone. That stuff worked miracles before. He has a slight galloping sound to his heart beat that he has had before. Dr M said today that they are hopeful since he has proven before that he is a very strong young man.
From all of his blood work it appears that the NEC is clearing up.
And all this was caused by catching the flu. Fortunately no other babies in our pod have it (there are 6 rooms). In a few days we are going to start weaning some meds to see what he can tolerate.
I am hoping he wakes up sometime soon. I miss his gorgeous eyes and wiggliness.
Thank you all for the prayers and well wishes.
We just called his nite nurse and Drayke is licking his lips and moving a little bit. She was very excited to see this given he has not moved for four days.