Tuesday, April 3, 2012

IL2 - Round 4 - Update 2

Besides the nurses there are also assistants that help when we need things.  There is one young kid that wants to be a doctor that is the best.  Alisa got an older bed this time and was not as comfortable as the newer beds she has had in the past.  We mentioned it to a couple of people and they said they would see what they could do.  When we told Wade, he immediately went to some vacant room and brought back a new bed.  While he was changing out the beds (the Nurse Practitioner was in the room also) he asked if we wanted a printout of Alisa's heart rythm's from last night (Alisa asked him for them last time when she had some heart murmurs), he thought we might be interested in seeing the ASYSTOLE.  I don't even know what that means but when he said it the Nurse Practitioner gasped and said he should not worry us like that.  He asked her if he wasn't supposed to print them out, but she just said he shouldn't worry us.  Found out later (when Wade asked us later if we still wanted the printout) that this is what they call it when your heart stops...

Apparently when she was throwing up last night it put so much pressure on her heart it stopped for like 7 seconds.  It isn't anything to worry about, I guess it happens regularly.  I was laughing inside the entire time, maybe you just had to be here.  I attached a picture for reference.

Our neighbor brought Ginger and the boys to see us, we went for a little hike behind the hospital and it was a nice break.

Alisa has had 4 doses and will get her 5th at 2:00 AM.


  1. Wow! That's an impressive rhythm! It looks more like a block than asystole to me... Which of course is a vagal nerve response to vomiting.. But impressive none the less! Interesting how it took several seconds for her p wave to start coinciding with the qrs again. Alisa knows all those words.. :)

  2. Wade sounds like a keeper. Why can't all hospital caregivers be like that? That's awesome that Ginger got to visit. I take it she didn't stay overnight, though?

  3. Glad you got to go on a walk with Ginger.