After the episode of seizure/posturing he was given two doses of Ativan and increased the dose of phenobarbitol. The attending Dr. came and set another art line in the right arm instead of the left. They need a place to be able to draw his blood every 2 hours and a port for the blood pressure medication. She gave him a paralytic so he wouldn't move during the procedure and it that lasts 30-40 minutes. He seems really peaceful right now. His blood pressure started to tank (it's a side effect to the Ativan) so they had to restart the norepinephrine but was only on it a short time before it leveled back out. His sodium is low so they are going to restart it. Keeping this up will help draw fluid from the brain into the blood and then into the urine so he can pee it out. Any pressure away from the brain is good. Hct has stayed at 25. No talk of transfusion today.
They keep talking about this roller coaster ride that we got on the minute we entered the ER. The first part are the biggest ups and downs then hopefully they get smaller and smaller until we get off. The goal is to have more ups than downs.