Have a kiddo right now whose a little bit of a mystery and wondering if anyone else has ever seen something like this. Kiddo has been pretty sick for a few months, is now s/p a heart transplant, was finally on an upward curve a few weeks ago but recently blood pressure bottomed out. Labs are all normal, no signs of infection, nothing growing in cultures however requiring high doses of epi, vaso and dopa to maintain barely acceptable blood pressure (have not been able to rule out rejection at this time as too unstable for cath). However despite being so labile with blood pressures kiddo seems to be feeling so much better. Is awake, alert, answers questions (still slightly sedated and vented), asks for toys (speaks some sign language), the other day I had him sitting up in a chair coloring! Then he wanted to play with my phone and was pushing buttons and "making calls".
We're all scratching our heads a little bit and now trying to get him towards extubating and hoping the BP issues resolve themselves...
Any thoughts or similar experiences?