Sunday, September 5, 2010

And the Beat Goes On...

... just in his own rhythm! Yesterday they moved Joey to the step-down unit, a very positive step towards the door! Last night, however, he started "skipping beats." While not uncommon after being defibrillated it is still not normal and may or may not lead to a problem for Joey.

Today the are monitoring him with 2 different cardiac monitors, and they switched his room to be closer to the ICU "just in case." They are waiting to ensure that all the cardiac meds he was on before are cleared from his system so as not to effect his heart rhythm and seeing if everything aligns by itself. Really, it's just a waiting game now. We know we're not going home today, but after that it depends what they are able to determine about Joey's little heartbeat.

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers, keep them coming!

1 comment:

  1. You and Pat are such troopers, Kate. I can't tell you how much I admire both of yours steadfast faith in the Lord during this time. Joey is in our prayers constantly.