His numbers did fine overnight and have been slightly better than when I left last night. His LA pressure has gone down, which is a good sign. When I left last night it was about 22-26 and today it's been hanging somewhere between 16 and 20.
Today he is receiving Diuretics in order to reduce his swelling. The plan is to close his chest tomorrow as long as they can get his swelling to go down.
So today is going to be spent encouraging him to pee as much as he can. His nurse, Hannah, had already given him a pep talk this morning before I got here. It has been raining today and it took me about 1 1/2 hours to get to the hospital! 270 and the DC beltway were a mess! It's been really nice to have the same day nurse with him since he's come out of surgery. She's really gotten to know him and is right on top of his care. She knows his numbers and where he likes to hang out so if something goes a little awry, she can respond very quickly. I feel as though we can really trust her... even if she is from West Virginia ;-).
The other thing I'm doing is waiting to hear about my cousin Erica. She went into the hospital yesterday to be induced with her third child, a girl, and is still in labor. She's progressing very slowly so I'm definitely hoping that things have progressed more since I talked to her this morning. This morning she was still only at 2 cm but they were about to give her more Pitocin so hopefully that will get her going! I can't wait to see pictures of her once she gets here!
Not sure how long I'm going to stay at the hospital tonight. I'll post an update later tonight about his status or if anything changes in the meanwhile.