UPDATE: I guess this is what they mean when they say we will hit a few “bumps” in the road.
- Kidneys – Dialysis was working and they were pulling 50mL per hour additional fluid off of Paul. Then, the dialysis machine clotted.
- Lungs – Because they were moving Paul and he was agitated, they upped his oxygen to 100% while keeping PEEP at 5.
So – our two goals today: lowering the vent and drawing more fluid from dialysis were moving in the right direction until this afternoon.
I guess tonight’s goal will be to get Paul back to where he was before shift change this morning.
Please pray the night will be good. Please pray we can all get some sleep – we need it! Please pray we are able to help move Paul back in a positive direction.