I don’t have much to report this evening as the swallow test was rescheduled for tomorrow at 11am. ‘A little disappointing only because I’ve been waiting soooo long to get going on this non-nutritive therapy but it’s not a big deal to wait another day. What this means, though, is that they are going to keep Rudy at his current setting of 27 ccs/hr, they’ll have to stop his feeds tomorrow morning before the swallow test, and then we’ll pick up on the feeds at 27ccs/hr again after the test…we may not get to 30ccs tomorrow afterall but, again, hopefully it will be a short wait.
Other than the disappointment of the short delay on the swallow test, today was uneventful. RT Oscar was assigned Rudy today which was fun as we hadn’t seen him in a few weeks. Nurse Sandy made me laugh out loud when she came back after lunch sporting a gorgeous 3 diamond ring a little freaked-out…it belonged to another nurse friend of hers and Sandy tried it on for fun while they ate lunch together. Her friend suddenly got paged to go down to the OR and left in a hurry WITHOUT her ring!!! Nurse Sandy was so nervous she was going to lose her friends ring she ended up taping it to her finger…what a hoot!!!! The ring was returned at the end of the shift and Sandy was definitely relieved!! 🙂