Earlier today Terri put out a brief update I just happened to catch and emailed out to those on the list. Here, in the order they came through (which was fast and furious) are the updates from this evening:
Posted at approximately 8:30 pm PT
Sean is having swan catheter(a catheter that measures cardiac output) replaced right now. It was supposed to have happened at 4:30 but it’s been a busy day around here so the cardiologist wasn’t free until later. He has to have the swan catheter as long as they have him on the pentabarb. He had one but it is 13 days old and was no longer working correctly and they fear infection when it gets that old. Sean had a rough day today. He had a fever and he was coughing a lot earlier which made his ICP go up. He also had a rapid heart rate because of the fever. Earlier when the Dr. was in with the nurses I got a chance to listen in. He really wants Sean off the pentabarb so they are going to throw everything else at him to achieve that goal. Sean’s sedation level was lighter earlier so that is why he was coughing so much. He was also shivering and biting the breathing tube. The Dr. wants him to be more heavily sedated, just not with the pentabarb. When Vince and I left at 5:30 things were beginning to turn around. His ICP, fever and temp were all coming down. When we left we thought that we would be able to come back in at 8 after the shift change but unfortunately the surgery was pushed back. So here we sit waiting, anxious because we haven’t seen him in 3 hours. But, God is in that room with him and the surgeon and everyone else so we know that he is in good hands. Pray for him as always. I will update after I see him and go home.
Terri, Vince, Sean & Kiersten
Posted at approximately 10:00 pm PT
the catheter was just put it…and all is going fairly smoothly.
Sean is still shivering, and still has a fever. His ICP’s are
basically the same as before. No new news for you all, but have a
The [Terri, Vince, Sean & Kiersten]
Posted at approximately 10:20 pm PT
Just back from the hospital. Sean’s ICP was 16 when I left. All
indications are that he should have a good night. Please pray with
us that he does. Thank you all for your prayers and support.
Sean and family