Monday, June 1, 2009

Monday Update

Well, my doctor actually came around fairly early today! Still not much news. My sputum culture did grow out the usual gram-negative bacteria. More than likely it was psuedomonas that caused the infection. So they are stopping my Vancomycin and just continuing with the Tobra and Fortaz.

I still didn't sleep much last night, so I'm trying an Ambien tonight! My O2 sats have still been running lower. I kept the monitor on for a few hours this morning, and it was consistently around 92/93. My doctor ordered a spirometer for me to blow on, to help get them back up. He said it's probably just from lack of air moving around in my lungs. So we'll continue to monitor that! He did say that my xray did not look any worse today...so that's good news!

No word on when I'm going home. I'm starting to think that it may not be on Wednesday....who knows???

I'm about to take a shower and after receiving one of my IV antibiotics, walk around the unit some!! My nurse today (and some of yesterday after arriving on HTICU) got me lunch at a nearby restaurant. She's so sweet! I definitely feel at home on this unit!

I hope everyone's Monday is going well so far! I'll update again when there is new news!!


7 comments:

Emily said...

Glad to hear you at on HTICU now. I hope these meds kick whatever infection is going on. Hang in there....I'm sending you something but if for some reason you are still in the hospital see if your mom can bring it to you. Praying for you...

Kori said...

Glad to hear you got moved to the utit you like. Hang in there and let me know if there is anything I can do.

RunSickboyRun.com said...

Good news about the xray! Are you able to walk around the unit at all?

Ronnie

Kellee said...

Glad things are looking up!
Continuing to pray for ya =)

Aspiemom said...

Glad to hear you're being treated well there and that the xray doesn't show anything worse!

Hope you are sprung soon! And hope the Ambien helps tonight. I took 10mg because after my awful day I really need the sleep!

Audrey said...

Praying for you Katey!

Tooter's Mommy (Courtney) said...

I hope things continue to go well and you get to go home all better very soon!