Monday, February 11, 2008
Not much change today...still sitting at the high oscillator settings...still struggling with keeping Noah's CO2 from climbing too high. This morning's chest xray showed slight improvement...this evenings was about the same. Each day he gets more and more swollen as his kidneys just can't keep up. We've increased his lasix and he is getting Pentaspan boluses as well. The problem is that his potassium keeps dropping with all the diuretics, and then he requires potassium boluses. His blood pressures keep climbing with all the excess fluid, but the lasix does help bring it down somewhat. The good news...no blood or platelets needed today. Platelets are still very low, but high enough that we can sit tight for now. We are all exhausted and the tears just don't stop.