Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Quick Update

I don't have much time right now but I wanted to let you all know that Gaines is having a pretty good day again. He did so well yesterday that the doctors decided to try and take him off some of his medicines. He is no longer on lasix or pulmicort (I know...he just got on it). They've taken him off the lasix to see if he can hold his oxygen without it. If he does, it means that his heart is not the problem. So far he's done fairly well without it. He's been at 33% all day but the doctor says that's fine. I really didn't understand why they'd be weaning medicine with him still needing oxygen. When he explained it to me this way I kind of understood. Plus lasix can be damaging to the body so if he doesn't need them, he shouldn't be on them.

Also, his heart echo is rescheduled for Thursday. I'm not really sure why...it just is. The nurse said something about trying to stay on a schedule. Who knows?

I held Gaines this morning and he is as sweet as ever. We've had a busy day and are off to dinner before we visit one more time and head "home". A special thank you to Karen in Virginia for the gift card. We were trying to decide what to do for dinner and we got it in the mail and it made our decision for us!

Thank you to everyone for all of your prayers. Please keep it up.

Love to all,


1 comment:

Rachel E. said...

Yay! So glad to hear that Gaines is doing well.