Sorry for not updating earlier - I've heard rumours that some of you are getting twitchy waiting for the latest news!
Ashlea is doing well this morning. She has had her epidural removed but they gave her an infusion of morphine through it before taking it out (the epidural is an infection risk which is why it can't stay in too long). The morphine should last 24 hours. She is quite itchy from it but otherwise seems comfortable. Her creatinine today is 27 and her urea 5. We are trying to move onto oral feeds and pain meds so that we can get her central line out tomorrow as that is also an infection risk. She is very comfortable and chirpy and made all the doctors sing Old MacDonald with her this morning.
Murray has had a stable night. They are still waiting for his kidney function to improve before they start weaning his ventilation. His creatinine is 570 and his urea 22 but the kidney is making urine so for the time being they are going to watch and wait and see if the creatinine starts to come down on its own. They are reluctant to do dialysis as that can make the kidney even more sluggish to start working again. He is still requiring 40% oxygen and his ventilation pressures and peep are both 10 (I'm only writing this down so I can google what it means at a later date - a much later date). Murray is having a kidney ultrasound this afternoon otherwise no changes to his care are planned for today.
I got to sit with him for a couple of hours this morning and I asked him to squeeze my hand if he could hear me talking - which he did. I then asked him to squeeze my hand if he knew it was me - which he also did. I know we still have a long road ahead but I am more hopeful now that he is 'still in there'.
That's all the news for now - thank you all for your ongoing support - it means a lot. I have a random request for you all though. Does anyone know how to break through an iphone password? I don't know the password on Murray's phone and there are a couple of people who I need to contact and I can't get their details out of his phone. Thanks!!