Monthly Archives: May 2009

SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2009 4:05 AM, CDT

I haven’t gotten a chance to update until just now – sorry! Olin was discharged (finally!) Saturday morning. We said our goodbyes at the Well House, packed everything up, and headed home. Olin slept most of the way and did …

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FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2009 5:01 PM, CDT

The chest tube is out! Already, we are a much happier camper. Tim and I have been having a great day… We hung out, played board games, took a walk, had lunch together… It was just very nice. It’s been …

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FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2009 2:02 PM, CDT

Olin is doing pretty well, today, all things considered. Tim and I got a very late start, due to a general unwillingness to get out of bed and having to wait for the laundry to dry. We figured we’d miss …

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THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2009 6:42 PM, CDT

He is back out of surgery. Again. If I never hear that pathetic, hoarse little I’ve-just-been-extubated cry from any of my children again, it will be too soon. Anyway, he has a chest tube exactly like he did four days …

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THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2009 2:47 PM, CDT

Well, so much for diuresis. And going home. Olin is headed in to surgery for a pericardiocentesis and possible drain placement here in about 10 minutes. The actual procedure should only take about 15 minutes, but it will probably be …

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2009 9:54 AM, CDT

The fluid around Olin’s heart is actually worse than it was yesterday. The plan is to ‘agrressively diurese’ with diuril and increased lasix, as well as the spironalactone, and ‘replace as necessary’. Translation: they’re going to screw up his electrolytes …

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2009 8:37 AM, CDT

Waiting around… Not sure what will happen, today. The nurse just stopped by to tell us they’re coming up to do another echo. I suppose the results of that will tell me whether or not I’ll be bringing the baby …

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TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009 9:55 AM, CDT

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Accompanying photo completely incongruous with nature of entry. 😛 We started packing too soon, apparently. The echo showed Olin has fluid on his heart that they are calling “severe but not tamponade”. The Dr. Burkhart’s PA seems to think we’ll …

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