Before I go to bed, I want to leave a quick update.
First, thanks so much to everyone who left their prayers and positive wishes for us. It seems something got through.
I’ll back up a bit first, though. After I wrote my last post, my eldest son volunteered to go to the hospital for me and watch over his brother, so I did get a bit more sleep before I went.
Whilst there, I asked about Alex’s regular heart meds–I realized he was past due for them. The nurse said she thought she’d read that they were on hold … I told her he needed them every day, so she agreed to go and double check.
About five minutes later she came back with his heart meds. But. Her first question for me was, does he get fifteen mils or seven and a half mils?
The prescription is 15mg twice per day, and being liquid, it’s mixed as 2mg/ml, so he gets 7.5ml twice per day.
The doctor who’d written the order had it backwards. Had she not looked at the bottle and just read the doctor’s orders, she’d have overdosed him the medication that slows his heart rate by double.
Thank goodness for eagle-eyed nurses.
And again, thank you for your well-wishes. He might be out of the hospital tomorrow, or if not, Monday.
I left his signing dictionary at the hospital, so if they’re really stuck, they can look it up.
Oh, and he still hadn’t slept when I got there. He stood and looked out the window all afternoon–for about six hours–watching for me to arrive. When I left tonight, he’d been up for 38 hours aside from a one-hour nap. I hope he’s sleeping now.