We continue to have a bit of excitement with Eddie's anti-coagulant levels. Yesterday, the doctors decided to trial him by increasing his Heparin slightly to see how he would respond. Not surprisingly, even though the change was quite small, Eddie's chest drainage turned red within an hour and we had to put him back to his original levels.
At this stage, I think everyone is finally in agreement that we should just hold the course and only make changes when clinical evidence indicates a change is needed . . . in other words, if it ain't broke, don't fix it!
Eddie has made a few exciting field trips over the past few days, including soaking up some sun on the 4th floor patio yesterday. As you can see from some of the photos below, it takes quite an entourage to make these walkabouts happen, but it's so worth it.
For your viewing pleasure, I've attached some photos from the past several days. As you'll see, some have captions while others need no additional explanation. Enjoy!
|A somber Eddie waiting for his field trip to see the fish|