Saturday, November 4, 2023

Coleman's Journey 11/04

Coleman is still sedated. His InterCranial Pressure (ICP) and temperature are both elevated. If his ICP goes up another notch or 2, they may have to put him in a medically induced coma. 

The neuro surgeon said this morning that the surgery done yesterday looks like it had done exactly what it was supposed to do (e.g., give his brain more time to clot around the bleed (of which there has been little to none) so that their wouldn't be more when removing part of the skull. 

His ICP this hour went up and then down one. If that happens again in the next hour... See the previous comment. Well, this afternoon, the ICP hasn't been coming down. They will be increasing his level of paralysis induced to reduce the metabolism of his brain. 

After review of recent CT scans, it looks as though the left side of his body won't be coming back. But someone so young has a greater degree of plasticity, nerves rebuilding themselves. 

They have a pair of soft restraints on his wrists in case he pops up from sedation and goes after the right side of his his scalp where there is no bone. 

Since his brain is irritated, he's running hot and feverish for which they might use a cooling blanket. They are cooling him down to 91.4

They just imposed red light environment restrictions, meaning no stimulus or visitors. 

1 comment:

  1. My heart is so heavy for all of you. Such tough times you are going through but so many prayer warriors are with you. It is good that Coleman is so young. I am praying he recovers fast and heals completely. Love you all and many hugs.


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