I must first apologize to all UNC fans. When I posted a couple of days ago I mentioned "Rory Williams" whom I thought was the UNC-Chapel Hill basket ball coach. I was informed by my second proof-reader (one who obviously knows more about sports, more than my first proof-reader or I do) that he was "Roy" not "Rory".
Now on to the topic at hand.
Eric has seemed to have a good day. He had a few visitors, was told he could eat sweet tarts, star-bursts, and chew on gum. His liquids have been put back on restriction due to the fluid that has built up again, but the meds. seemed to help release a good amount of fluid today.
The doctors are pleased with the numbers they are getting from his catheter and arterial line, and he has been put on a 24- 48 hour watch to kind of see what the next step should be. When I hear he has been put on a watch I kind of laugh because he is being watched like a hawk 24/7 anyway. But I guess they take those readings from a period of time to see how his body is reacting to meds. Again, more wait and see what will happen next.
When he was admitted to UNC they wanted to reinsert the swans-ganz catheter in the same area that he had the previous one on the right side of the neck, but were unable to do so. They ran a Doppler over the area today and found the weather to be a bit foggy :). It also showed a blood clot, which they have upped his blood thinning meds. to help clear this up and will keep an eye on it.
The nurses have taken right to Eric's charm, and he was even adopted by one of them today. They have told my parents that Eric's main physician is great, and he is consulting with the top doctor that they have on staff to treat Eric. We are truly grateful for those prayers to have been answered to receive the best care possible. The team of doctors are concerned for Eric's health and have assured him that they are doing all they can to get his heart back to normal. If they see that his heart can't do this alone they have devices to help take care of the heart if it comes to that. This is one of the main reasons the doctor from Pitt wanted him to be at UNC.
I have made a bit of a change to the blog in the comment section, if you are not a member and did not want to sign up to be a member you can now leave comments and you will be listed as anonymous so be sure to leave your name or family's name at the bottom of your comment.
Thanks again for everything!