Last night was interesting. After the Update I posted last night, Beckett threw his heart rate around for a few more hours…not nearly as intense as last week, yet severe enough to get our attention. Sooo, its pretty safe to say that we won’t be leaving the PICU today, and will most likely be here for at least a few more days (minimum).
When arriving nearly a month ago (wow!) to Indy from Ft. Wayne, we were sent to St. Vincent’s NICU. Beckett was then transferred from the NICU to the PICU because of his heart condition. All heart surgeries for kids (at least here at St. Vincent’s) are done and managed at the PICU. Once his cardiac function is “healthy” enough to be discharged from the PICU, we are then transported back to the NICU for further care (continual weaning of pain medicine, relearning how to eat orally, etc etc).
The Doctor’s are watching him closely, but have expressed that this isn’t nearly as critical as other things we’ve already gone through. Beckett will be treated with various medication to strategically assist his heart while relearning to breath off the ventilator. Though this does feel like a minor setback, it’s basically another 3 steps forward 1 step back scenario. No use getting ahead of ourselves, Beckett will show us his pace one way or another. 😉
Psalm 57:7, 9, 10
My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and give praise.
I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples;
I will sing to You among the nations.
For Your mercy reaches unto the heavens,