Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tachy is tacky

Ty was moved to the floor (off PICU) this afternoon after they removed his art line. All day he was tachy (high heart rate in the 170s and 180s, not good) and generally felt pretty crummy -moaning and holding his breath. His peripheral IV blew, but we figured it out before it infiltrated and gave him elephant arm.

Meanwhile, his fever got up to 103.2 around dinner time. Currently, it's come down to a reasonable 100 and his heart rate is in the 120s (much better). His blood pressure is a bit low - 92/48, but it's probably due to all the pain meds finally working.

Did you know that the effects of Valium last longer when it's given orally rather than via IV? Neither did I, but it seems to be doing the trick for him. He is relaxed enough to sleep and that does my heart good.


Bree Biesinger Despain said...

Oh my! Give Ty a big old hug and kiss from me. You are a such a diligent mother. Good thing he has you to watch out for him while he's in the hospital.

Elizabeth-W said...

Glad to know he's feeling better. Yea for benzos!!!!

Lisa M. said...

I've been away for a bit, my Mother passed away.

Oh I am just catching up.

I did actually know that about Valium.

I appreciate the updates.

I hope that BOTH your hearts are doing well!