Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Back to the cath lab

Jensen is still on ECMO. They worked with him for about an hour trying different things, but his sats still were not as good as they should have been. Dr.Fuller said she could have taken him off but it is not a good situation to reenter the circuit. She is being cautious and is not weaning him until he is absolutely ready.

The chest X-ray showed that one lung is getting more blood than the other so they suspect some narrowing in the pulmonary artery. The cath team just took him so they can try to locate the narrowing and either stint it or use the balloon to expand it. If they can fix the problem and even out the blood flow to his lungs they will try to wean him in the cath lab.

Jensen's nurse will be updating us every hour.

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