A Good Night
Posted January 21, 2017
What a relief to be able to say it. He had a nice stable night and the very lovely nurse, Tracey, clipped his toe nails while he remained sleeping after I had expressed my horror at them. The goal today is to try to get him to wake up more, and take more control of his pain medication. This will allow him to eventually wean off the ventilator as he must breath on his own. Today they will try to wean him off dobutamine which is helping his heart squeeze (pre-surgery he was on a pump which dispensed milrinone). So now Iain does not have Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. I do not think we have been able to absorb this yet with him literally fighting for his life. But what a sweet thing for him as we may be getting to a place where we can see forward a bit. We know he has a lot of challenges to face but at least for know that pernicious, deadly enemy PH is no longer his sinister shadow.