Good morning, everyone. Eddie had a pretty good night and is more alert than ever . . . which also means he is more frustrated with his breathing tube and his inability to talk. He has been pointing at things all morning trying to tell us what's on his mind, but we have to stumble around asking Yes or No questions until we figure it out.
During morning rounds the doctors agreed he is doing well, but his cardiac functions are a little weaker than they would like. He has a fair amount of fresh blood in his lungs and his renal (kidney) functions aren't great. The plan is to monitor him over the next 12-24 hours to see if he gets any worse. If he does, we may need to consider alternate support.
All things considered, it's wonderful to see him looking more like our Eddie!
More soon . . .