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Posted 2015-08-21T02:45:27Z

August 20th, 2015 - The boys are back in town

Perry had a good night. Early this morning, I received a call to consent for the placement of a central venous access catheter for dialysis via a tunneled approach into his internal jugular vein (side of his neck) under general anesthesia. He returned around 230p but we did not get to see him until around 3p. They were not able to place the catheter on either side perhaps due to his anatomical variations, so they placed another groin access site which will allow him in time to be up in a chair. The neurologist wanted to continue the EEG until tomorrow as recent results have been of concern as similar to what was seen initially during the first few days after the cardiac arrest. There is a possibility that his recent manifestations could be related to medications being low in his bloodstream related to the clotted dialysis circuits requiring discard of the circuits x 3 containing blood with seizure medications not being therapeutic in addition to the Klonopin (anti-seizure med) given by NG (into his stomach) also not getting absorbed into his bloodstream due to being suctioned out of his stomach. He has slept most all of today with only very brief eye openings. Michael & Ryan returned late this evening so we are anxious to see what tomorrow brings as he was pretty zonked during their visits.

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Comments (2)

  • Dennis G. Barker
    Dennis G. Barker

    Rest, Love, God, Great Doctors, A Fabulous Caring Facility, Attentive & Reactive ICU Staff, The Loves Of His Life=Misty, Michael And Ryan, Plus Our Prayer Warrior Daughter Denise On Hand. Perry Is In Mighty Hands! We are all blessed by another fulfilling update. May God Bless You Each And Everyone, for you are all Gods Children!

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Joni DeBusk
    Joni DeBusk

    Thankful the Boys are back in town and I know they are too. They have got to be so torn between wanting to be with you and Perry and needed to be living their own lives......when far apart you are always together in your hearts! Again, your post is over my level of comprehension and all seems so invasive. I ach for everything that is happening daily to Perry's body. I pray the doctors figure it all out soon and get what he needs to stay stable so his poor body can start to heal. I pray that he is soon able to get out of that bed and sit up for awhile. I pray that some of those tubes will be removed. I pray that they can wean him off the sedative and he can be alert more. However, I know that all takes time. I know he is in a wonderful hospital with best in the field and he is getting excellent care and they will figure this all out. In the mean time, sleeping until then is probably a good thing. If asleep, hopefully he is not in pain. And most importantly, we all know who's in Charge...the Great Healer! It is all in His hands, His will and in His time. In the meantime, tell those boys to give you lots of hugs cause I know you need them. Thanks so much for the daily posts. SO many praying for Perry, you and the entire family. Love, Joni & Ken

    4 years ago · Reply