My husband had three hart attacks. and has been sudated since Wednesday 31st Aug with dormicum.I do not get any answers from the hospital sister or doctor. He is never available He has been on morphine 5ml. Lasix 5ml. Dextrose 5ml. and today on dopamine 5 ml and dobutex 78 ml.
Dobutrex is used for increasing cardiac output in the short term treatment of cardiac decompensation following and MI (heart attack) or cardiac surgeries. Basically it is helping the heart to function better. Morphine is for pain and sedation. Lasix is helping to clear any extra fluid from building up around the heart or lungs. Dopamine is often used side by side with Dobutrex. Hope this helps!
All that I can add is to be in agreement with dzoo... u have a right to know everything with your husband... does the sister have HPPA cleared? Make a list before talking with the doctors so you will remember to ask everything that concerns you. Physicians USUALLY make rounds twice a day in the ICU's... early in the morning (usually) and after office hrs. in the afternoon.
The nurses can also tell u what time each doc makes rounds... so that u can catch them... good luck and I will keep your husband in my prayers...
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