Scott & Sunny

Scott & Sunny

Monday, August 27, 2007

Potassium?

Potassium levels seem to be the problem this morning. Low potassium levels are no good. Seems the antifungal - Abelset or something like that - is really agressive at lowering potassium levels. Scott had 3 loads of potassium and wasn't de-accessed until about 8 this morning. He's "free" from the IV pole at the moment. They'll leave him disconnected until about 1 or 2 today, as that is when his next antibiotic is due to start. The morning blood work hadn't come back when I left and came to work. Doc Tebbi is awaiting it to see what may be ordered today. We sit and dread they come in with an order for a BMA (bone marrow aspiration). Won't talk too much about that, but an unscheduled BMA is never wanted.

Scott didn't hardly sleep at all last night, neither did Stephanie. Nurse Danni was in all night messing with one of the infusion pump, temps, blood pressure, etc. He seemed irritated this morning during the de-access. Removing the Tigaderm is horrid. I think we'll get some of those things and mail them to everyone to slap on their chest for a week and then take it off. Basically, it sucks. She also told him since she was freeing him, she better have word of him being out of bed when she returned this evening at 7.

1 comment:

Sandie said...

Good luck today, Scott. I hope you get around to a bit of a walk.

We are all thinking of you and wishing you a better day.

Lots of love to you all.
xoxoxo
S.