Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wednesday 2:30 pm

Last night, he woke up once. Because of his restlessness, the nurse gave him a breakthrough dose, meaning they gave him extra meds outside of his four hour routine. He's back on three drugs now, and it looks like it will stay that way for the rest of the time he has. He's up to 16mg of morphine, 5mg of ativan, and 3mg of haldol (coming from 5mg of morphine and 2mg of ativan). Although we don't like medicating him like this, its for the greater good that he's comfortable. We took off his oxygen because he can apparently breathe fine without it, and plus it was making him uncomfortable. There's not much else to write about- he's been asleep for the past 12 hours. Every now and then, he will open his eyes for a second when someone's talking to him, but he's extremely sedated so he falls right back to sleep. The nurse said that he will be like this for atleast the next 24 hours, but most likely he'll be like this for the rest of his time here- it doesn't look like we're going to be able to lower any of his meds anymore. So, if you're planning on visiting, try not to come with any expectations of him being awake.

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