Al stayed in a normal sinus rhythm all day, and the pulse rate has dropped to a much more normal rate of 80/minute. They did maintain him on IV meds until about 7PM tonight, at which time they suspended the IV meds and started oral medication. So we are progressing.
He "almost" got to see a cardiologist tonight! He was on the floor. Al's nurse spotted him coming, and then he received a call to go to the ER for an emergency. Valiant Jeff (the nurse) chased him down to get the orders for the oral meds. So far, the nurses have been the best. His night nurse told him it's not uncommon for the cardiologist to come even as late as 11PM, but if he doesn't, she will be on the phone at 6AM pushing for some answers. We want to know the game plan for discharge and follow-up care, and definitely don't want to stay another night if its not necessary. Being a Monday should help matters, I think. Its time to start being a big mouth, I guess, although we both hate to be that way.
So, I sincerely hope that tomorrow night I'll be able to post that he's home! Won't Casey and Chelsea be happy about that...they're really wondering where their dad has been :-).
Thanks everyone for all the prayers, it really helps. Oh, and I also received a note from our manager at Bar Harbor saying they will definitely work with us on our start date and hope he is feeling better real soon...good to know :-). I really need to get back to work now!