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Lauren's heart transplant team came in this morning with some news we could not believe. We have been prepping to go home with a drug called dopamine to help Lauren's heart. She has a Hickman line in place, and they have been using it to make sure everything is safe and working well.
Ok here it comes...we were told that Lauren cannot go home with dopamine, reason there is a drug shortage. Dopamine is made in Puerto Rico, so because of the hurricane, there is a drug shortage. Are you kidding me???
Now on to plan B. They are trying Lauren on a new drug called Milrinone IV. They just started it, but Lauren needs to be watched very closely, so her blood pressure does not drop. At this point they are checking it every 15 minutes.
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