We've had an exciting morning. We prefer boring.
When I first got here I was pleased with myself because I convinced Drew to eat a few bites of a bagel and decent amount of pasta. He also drank a whole cup of chocolate milk/pediasure. They also did turn the oxygen back on last night and will try to wean it again this morning. Drew had to have a blood draw this morning. His white count was slightly elevated on Friday and I convinced them to wait until Sunday to redraw. Napolean came in to do it and wasn't successful on the first try. Drew was really upset, and we noticed blood starting to ooze through his pajamas. When we lifted it to see, it was coming from his incision. We called the nurse in right away and she looked at it and notified the docs. They came in and took a look and wanted to have the surgeons come check it out. But they are busy with an emergency procedure right now. Since it's been 48 hours since the one chest tube came out they removed the dressing since the surgeons will want to look at that too. When the dressing came off, the wound was still open. I remember when they removed it and pulled the stitches, they broke. So then they were applying firm pressure to make sure air didn't get into his chest cavity and ordered an immediate x-ray. All the while Napolean is waiting to try to get more blood. They re-dressed everything, and RT tried to come in too. We said maybe later. Napolean wanted to look around some more, but I asked him to wait until we got Drew some fentanyl. He waited and then did look around, but couldn't find a good spot. Drew has bruises all over and those veins are no good. He ended up having to do a finger stick. Once that was over it was time for RT to do the "pounding." Drew is finally resting watching a movie, but the sugeons still need to come in and check his wounds.
Let's hope for a quiet afternoon.