After the day we had, I’ve come back to sit with Rudy for a few hours. Just as we left this afternoon, they backed off most of the medications, so when I came in he had his eyes wide open and was looking around–I only wonder if he realizes what kind of day he had. Within a minute of my coming up to him, all the alarms started to go off as his heart rate, blood pressure and breathing all went up. Excited to see you too, champ!
In the hours since, he’s calmed down and now the numbers look beautiful. About an hour ago, Dr. Lee came in and was considering some medication to lower the blood pressure, but before they could get it in the drip it dropped on it’s own. I think he fell asleep. So now, the room is tranquil and I think he might be lulled into deep sleep by the bubbling of the chest drains–that’s right, the polar (I mean “generic”) bears are back, but now he’s got a twin set and they rigged them with some kind of bubbling water effect so it sounds like a babbling brook in here.
In case your curiosity is piqued, here’s what generic bears look like: