The beginning of the week Eric had a swan-ganz catheter put in to monitor his stats directly from his heart. Today they went in and switched out some tubes and seem to be getting a better reading from doing this. Poor kid just keeps getting poked and prodded.
As the doctors made their rounds today they seemed to be pleased with Eric's numbers. When we refer to his numbers they are looking at his heart rate, Blood Pressure, in/out take of blood to his heart, oxygen etc. Over the next couple of days they will continue to watch these numbers and continue to have him on a slow drip of medicine that will lower his heart rate. Once it is where the doctors want it to be they will stop some of the machines to see how his heart works on its own. So again the process is a bit slow, but we seem to be moving forward instead of back. Slow and steady wins the race.
This may come as a shock to some but Eric has only been eating about two -three mouth fulls of food at each meal. But today he ate all of his chicken sandwich so he seems to be getting a bit of an appetite back. :)
We thank everyone for keeping up with the blog and for making comments. Eric seems to be in better spirits today than yesterday.
All our thanks and love to each of you.