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Post for Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Jenna RN (assigned from another ICU) called with the good news that Perry had slept well & had an uneventful night. His hemoglobin today is 7.6 & hematocrit is 23.2. He is to undergo dialysis later today. His PT session with Dean was finishing up upon my arrival with a great report given that he had worked very hard & stood up x 1 with assistance for a few seconds. He was very tired & napped afterward. Starting at 1212p, he was able to tolerate 35 minutes of trach collar breathing with much encouragement needed, ice cold forehead washcloths, hand holding & massage. Dialysis was from 130p-530p for fluid removal & cleansing his blood with BUN 76, Creatinine 2.82, & GFR 23. He slept intermittently during his treatment. When awake, he expressed multiple times that he wanted me to turn on the Cubs game, so almost every hour I had to reinforce that the game did not start until 710p. I am so hoping that he has turned a corner & that it will not be too long that he will want to listen to music too!!!! Kat RN took over his care @ 345p. She truly enjoys getting to take care of him & even when she is not assigned to him, she comes to see him just to say "Hi" & see how he's doing. He required a medication called Cathflo during dialysis as his catheter flow was becoming more & more sluggish. His abdomen has remained softly distended throughout the day with a little more consistency to his stools & able to get rid of lots of burps with chair mode positioning. He has not experienced nausea for several days so able to avoid Reglan for now...making some progress. The weather was overcast & rainy here in Cleveland & so it was in Cincinnati too causing a rain delay for tonight's game. He held in there until ~830p with high hopes since 2p to watch the Cubs play, but the rain continued to fall..... & he was "out" for the night after having such a very long & productive day!!!

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Comments (3)

  • Cathy McIsaac Branigan
    Cathy McIsaac Branigan

    Praying hard that Perry has turned a corner! Love, Cathy, Tim & Caleigh

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Cathy McIsaac Branigan
    Cathy McIsaac Branigan

    Praying hard that Perry has turned a corner! Love, Cathy, Tim & Caleigh

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Lori Willmer
    Lori Willmer

    Sending all my hope and love.

    3 years ago · Reply

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