Most likely not going home today.
Her labs this morning show her electrolytes are out of whack. We have gone DOWN on her diaretics the last three days, so these should have gone UP, but instead they went backward. Unsure of why.
They are starting her on some supplements and want to recheck tomorrow.
We had some nervousness about a potential heart cath yesterday, as pulmonology requested one to check for sure her pulmonary hypertension. While cardiology agrees she needs one, they don’t agree that right now is good timing.
So at some point and time, we’ll be coming back to the hospital for that. Can you see I am giddy with excitement about it???? (NOT!)
REALLY bummed about going home. They were debating back and forth, and I could have pressed my opinion to go home and bring her back tomorrow for labs, but they’d have to take out her PICC, then stick her tomorrow, and just risk having to come back inpatient tomorrow if they didn’t improve. THAT would stink!
And really, it seems weird to me that they would go backward, so with that along with her lower heart-rate, I felt a peace about staying another day, as stinky as it is.
Prayers that her electrolytes improve so we can go home and STAY home for a LONG time are appreciated!!!
However, two things make me feel better. First. Annabelle laughed again for me for the first time since being in the hospital! I LOVE hearing her belly laugh.
Second, I was finally able to capture her gorgeous smile on camera again. *I LOVE IT*
This smile is SO worth staying another day in the hospital to make sure she STAYS smiling and healthy!