Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Grandpa Ottley: Update 4
The heart pump was removed yesterday and he has been stable without it. They are going to slowly ween him off any sedation to try to get him up and alert. He has been a bit agitated during this process when he realizes there still is a breathing tube attached. That should be the next big step to have that removed and it may take a couple of days. The nurses say it is very uncomfortable for them to have in, but it is another way to help his body take some of the load off his heart. It is still not a good time to visit yet. It probably will be better once he is out of the thoracic ICU.