Friday, July 14, 2006 - 6 pm
[Primacor: drug that appears to be increasing Mike's Cardiac Output]
UPDATE AT 8:30 pm. The Primacor is still helping. His cardiac output is still good at about 5.0. He is starting to follow some commands with stimulus - squeezing hands etc.
This afternoon, they tried a new drug on Mike, primacor, that appears to be working to bring up his c.o. (cardiac ouput). Throughout the day, before the primacor, his c.o. was around 2-3.
He is currently 16 liters positive on fluids because of all this spiral. He hasn't been putting out much urine at all... He is puffy puffy puffy. So puffy his skin is kind of tight.
But, hopefully, if the primacor continues to help his c.o., we can start to bring the fluid balance back and the kidneys and liver will get the blood they need to work a little better.
CT scan of the brain looks good. No sign of stroke or other serious damage. Brain is back aligned in the center. No severe swelling around the cysts/tumor right now.
Wait wait wait and see is the plan... again.