Sunday, May 12, 2013
I Hate the ICU!
The ups and downs of the ICU might just do me in! We've had this before, way back in the NICU, but man does it seem worse now that he's older. This morning was a very stark contrast to how Stephen was last evening and how things were going here in the PICU. Stephen is asleep right now, but he required a lot of intervention (respiratory, sedation, and anesthetic) to get there and almost two hours of Bill and I restraining him while they came up with a plan. They've done a full abdomen ultrasound and haven't found any glaring issues, but might do a CT scan with contrast later today to help figure out what's causing him to go into a psychotic-like state. It doesn't appear to be kidney-related because he's peeing great and his numbers are good, but they've got to get this all figured out ASAP. My guess is it has to do with all the drugs, the enormity of what's happened to him, and being extremely pissed that his hands, legs, face, and chest are full of tubes. But that's just my opinion.