update on Ollie ICU

In the night they weaned him off the dopamine, so he is off all the meds that kept his blood pressure up. He’s still on the Milrinone, which helps blood profusion, but they are lowering that today. Dr. A says that she plans to extubate him from the respirator at some point in the next 24 hours, so keep your fingers crossed that it goes smoothly.
In the night, they also took out original IV in his arm, and the arterial line in his arm, so at this point he still has the central line in his neck, the “PIC” line in his head, and one IV line in his foot. Since he’s on less meds, they need less sites to insert them. They were measuring his blood pressure through his arterial line, so we could look at it all the time, now they are taking a cuff pressure every 5-15 minutes.
I have a special thank you that needs to go out to all our Thursday night dinner crew. They held a moment for Oliver, and right after they finished, he opened his eyes for the first time in a week. You guys rock. Thank you so much for helping out little Ollie.
Keep those prayers and positive energy coming, they really do help!


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