Monday, February 7, 2011
Sun., Nov. 6th
She really started to pink up and the dark bruised look on her head is almost completely gone. She has been given Lasek, a diuretic to help her get rid of all the excess liquid still in the tissues. The catheter was removed and she is filling her daipers with urine. Grant has been with her at the hospital almost the whole time non stop since Thurs. I asked him if he was giving Lucy 8 hrs. of uninterrupted eye contact. He said he would give her more if she would open those eyes. Sunday night the cooling blanket was slowly heated to normal body temp. over a 6 hr. period. Grant and I both stayed the night at the hospital as this was to be another risky time for seizures and other things that can happen with the blood flowing at normal pace again.
About an hour after she was up to normal temp. her heart went into a tachicardia at 280 beats per minute. She was given 3 different drugs to help get her out of this arythmia but none of them worked so they pulled out a different one and that took her out of it. We were told this was not an uncommon event when bringing the body temp back after the cooling process.