We're listening in on rounds. Elliot said earlier this AM that "Slow and steady wins the race." Sounds like that's the new direction here.
Our guy Doug is giving his recommendations to the rounds before the two attendings - Dr. Musa, who was here yesterday and all weekend, and Dr. Gudousky, who is in today.
Doug says Zoe showed "Low Cardiac Output Syndrome" yesterday, and presented his plan, it sounds approved. No extubate today. Dropping the amount of vent usage so that Zoe has a bigger control over her own breathing, while still vent assisted.
Cultures show no infection.
They will start to reduce the sedative significantly, and address Zoe's pain concerns with doses of pain management.
I'm in on this strategy. I'd like to see Zoe a little more responsive and lucid and in control, with two good lungs, before extubation.
Updates coming soon....Doug and Dr. Musa will return to go over my notes.