Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Update

Things seem to be going well today. Keegan had a pretty good night. They have been watching his blood pressure closely and are still giving him fluids to help that. The good side of that is they have steadily been cutting those fluids back. They seem to think his blood pressure has been staying fairly steady and have been keeping him on the blood pressure medicine. If his pressure continues to hold then they will begin to wean him off that. His kidney labs came back this morning and his number were moving in the right direction but only a fractional amount. The doctors keep saying that they are happy with small changes or staying the same. He is still moving in the right direction in that department. They are have given him higher doses of diuretic which is helping him pee more. Because of that the swelling has started to come down. His eyes neck and stomach are still a little swollen but he seems to be getting better. He had a chest echo this morning and even though we don’t have the official results yet his transplant surgeon Dr. Kristine Guleserian was there to review it live. She seemed very happy and said that the clot does not appear to have gotten any larger. After the echo was over the right atrium sensing lines were removed. Those were the lines that the blood clot had started around in the right atrium. After lunch they will also remove the chest drain which has been in since the transplant. The attending ICU doctor, Dr. Raju Meyappan, seemed that over all Keegan has progressed since yesterday. He thinks that as long as we keep trending the way we are then things will be alright. You can tell with all the doctors and nurses, that the mood is better when they are around Keegan. We really do appreciate all the love and support they have shown Keegan. I will send out another update as soon as I can… now back to getting some work done.
Thanks,Gray