Saturday, November 19, 2011
Still in the ICU
It appears that we will not be moving from the ICU today. She was booked to move. The nurse was busy preparing everything and the head lady from the sixth floor came and gave us information. They just wanted to monitor her lactate levels (apparently a measure of heart function) before she moved down. Unfortunately, these values were too high and kept getting higher throughout the day. This means that Brea has just had to go on a drug to help her heart pump (she was on it earlier). This means that she will not be moving off the ICU tonight. It also means that her central and arterial lines will stay in which means that Brea is unable to move for the time being.