Saturday, August 28, 2010

a "sleepy" few days

Juliet has been pretty sedated since her surgery. She is on a very strong pain medicine, as well as an anti-anxiety medicine. These have kept her very sleepy over the past few days. Her cardiac surgeon removed the chest tube on Thursday night and she had follow up heart studies that confirmed the surgery's success. Her medical team is gradually weaning the above medications because until she is awake enough to take over all of her breathing, she must remain on the ventilator. Chris visited Jules last night and said she was moving her arms and legs around, but wasn't opening her eyes very much. Let's hope as these medicines get out of her system, she will start to perk up. (She also received a blood transfusion yesterday - I thought that might help, but it didn't really seem to change her alertness.) Hopefully, my next post will be that she is off the vent - and hopefully, that will be SOON!

1 comment:

  1. We all know rest is recovery. Hope she is pain-free and alert soon. Glad to hear the surgery was a success and that Juliet is doing well. Thanks for keeping us posted.