posted by Melody
Simone’s surgery was yesterday 5/21. Came through the surgery pretty well but started bleeding a lot from her chest tube upon entering ICU. Got that under control and she was stable until the middle of the night when her blood pressure dropped, heart rate went way up, became feverish(temp of 103) and she started having trouble with her mixedvenous gasses. She gained about 2 lbs with swelling. Seems to be stabilizing a bit again now, but it’s unlikely she’ll come off the breathing tube today as we’d hoped. They did take her off the paralytic, so she’s moving now and opening her eyes a little. The movement should help with her blood pressure. Will try to keep folks updated,but it’s difficult to get away from her room and Facebook is blocked at the hospital. Setting up a Caring Bridge web site andwill probably post the url for that later.
Our experience at Riley has been wonderful, though. ICU nurses arranged for a Ronald McDonald room for us right in the hospital.We had planned to sleep in the lounge. Hoping to get another one for tonight.