As I was putting the finishing touches on this morning's first entry (the huge tome below), we received updates. Every 10 seconds, it seems, someone else pops in. The plan now is to try a staggered mix of Norco and Dilaudid, which should keep Patty comfortable (and/or high as a kite); the biggest issue will be Patty's ability to tolerate the mix without nausea (please knock on wood). A member of Dr. Costanzo's team also popped in to help provide some answers about last night (basically, the bottom line is, as we said, miscommunication).
And here's one bit of very, very, very good news -- if things get resolved this morning, Patty should be going home this afternoon. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am about this. I don't think Patty's disappointed, either.