Back up to the CVICU

I guess Porter was getting bored down in the PCU and felt he needed a change. Steve and I came into Porter's room today to a scary site, one we hadn't seen in a long time. Porter was struggling to breathe, he was muddled, grey looking, his HR was in the upper 150's to 160's and he was dissoriented. His trach was making a funny noise so Steve and I requested it be changed. The Dr. on service wasn't on board with that at first but the more we asked the more he decided that would be a good idea. They changed out the trach to see if that would help his airway. It didn't seem to make a huge difference but it did help the leak he had around it. We let the dr know that Porter has done well with Adivan in the past should they feel he needs something to help settle him out a bit~ they gave him adivan and fentenal and it helped. They decided that it would be a good idea to observe him in the CVICU for the next 24-48 hours so we moved all of our belongings out of the PCU and up to the CVICU. We're really hoping that this wasn't caused by a virus and that it was simply a bad reaction to vaccines because if it's a virus they will have to inactivate Porter on the transplant list until the virus is gone. We won't know for sure until all the labs are back tomorrow.


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