July 2, 2012

A (Hopefully) Small Setback

So much for a quiet night.  At about 6 this evening Tim had an event where his oxygen saturation dropped quickly and he stopped talking or responding to anyone asking him questions or giving him directions.  Thankfully dad and Tim's nurse were right on top of things and quickly there was a room full of doctors and nurses tending to Tim to try and keep him breathing and to see what was going on with him.

For now they are trying to figure out if he was having a seizure or a brain bleed or something else that caused this.  On the plus side the doctors were quite sure it had nothing to do with his heart, the transplant or the cath from earlier today.  Tim is back on the vent to keep him breathing right and they have already done a CT scan and plan to monitor his brain activity overnight to see if there is any evidence of additional seizures.  Also on the plus side is that he is now able to respond appropriately to yes and no questions.

We're hoping this is just a minor bump in the road, especially since it is such a surprise to not just us but all of Tim's medical team.

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