Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 3:45 am

3:45 am: I can't sleep. I haven't really tried, but I just don't feel like it. Talked to Mike's nurse, Nicole, just now. She's up to 12 on the Versed. The seizures are slowing, but if you do anything to him at all (like touch him) he has another seizure - so is still considered to be in status.

His heart rate is running high (140-150). His blood pressure is ok, though starting to get a bit lower. Currently, he is maxed out on two pressors (Neo and Levophed) to increase blood flow to vital organs and maxed out on the primacor (for his cardiac output). She has been able to bring the Dopamine way down to 4, but it looks like she's going to have to increase the dopamine yet again.

She was very glad that we told the surgical team to leave Mike the f*ck alone regarding the insane intensine removal procedure (?%&*$). She said that she was prepared to tell them that if they decided to roll him to the O.R. someone else could bring him down because she wouldn't. She told me that she thought he'd never survive it and was annoyed that they even presented the option. Freaking neurosurgery residents - what are they thinking?

I need to sleep. My being awake isn't helping Mike at all.

1 comment:

Lance said...


Your continued advocacy for Mike is amazing, but you are correct in that you need to rest. It would appear that the potential actions of those in the hospital (those physicians not too familiar with Mike's case)are getting more outrageous, so your advocacy is needed all the more. There are so many people around you who are thinking and praying for you, and I hope you continue to find some strength from this support.