Math is my least favorite subject but I can tell you this:
Lots going on again. Our goals for the day were to (as per the wipe board on the wall):
1. RELAX! *underlined*
2. Breath in through your nose, out through your mouth.
1. Continue to reassure Jim that he is safe and the docs and nurses know what they are doing!
2. Don't leave him alone
3. Remind him of the breathing technique they want him to use.
Nurses tried to put an o2 mask on him last night to assist with his o2 need but he kept ripping it off because he felt like he could not breathe. They discussed putting the breathing tube back in but decided against it for now. So......back to using the nasal cannula. Major issue cast night was anxiety.
I saw Dr. Lee today. He is one of the pulmonologists on the transplant team and back up to Dr. H. He said the xray showed something that indicates Jim has reprofusion injury to his lungs. This occurs often when lungs are transported. Think about it...
The lungs had to be harvested from our wonderful donor, flown from NC to PA and then transplanted into Jim. That's a lot of movement! The positive thing about this is that it is not uncommon and eventually the lungs heal with no permanent injury. This is one of the reasons for the supplemental O2 he is getting.
The surgeon, Dr. Pochettino, stopped by and said things aren't perfect but he is happy with Jim's condition. ***sigh of some relief***
He is still having issues with anxiety so they are giving him a bit more Xanax to help him relax. It seemed to help today.
His bowels are are still moving. I must admit, I never in a million years thought is would ever be telling the entire internet about my husbands poop!!
We've established a tag team so that me, Jim's mom and my dad can get rest while knowing Jim has someone with him. Whenever one of us leaves the room for a nap, some food or just a little break, they make sure that there is a back up person in with him.
Today was the first day that I have started feeling human. I had a little nap this afternoon. Ummmmm...the nap wasn't intensional. While the nurse was trying to get an ABG in Jim I almost passed out on the second attempt. I must admit, I felt a little wimpy because of that. I'm usually fine with that sort of thing. Oh well...it helped me realize that that nap is important for me as well as Jim so I will try to schedule one per day. ;)
Jim's quote of the day: This sucks!
It is possible that the breathing tube may have to go back in until the o2 issue is resolved. Prayers appreciated that this will not have to be done!
By the way...I am loving this iPad. THERE! I said it!!!
Gotta run and get some sleep!