Friday, September 25, 2009
1 step forward, 2 steps back
So we started off with a lot of discoloration of the skin. This is just under his ostomy bag. We have been battling a loss of platelets and no kidney function now for 3 days. Last night was a long one as I was up all night waiting for labs and hoping the IVIG would help coat the replacement platelets but so far has been a lost cause. So with everything else we've been dealing with, his body is fighting itself and up until late night his breathing was labored at best. So now we're intubated:
Jennifer is here this weekend and brought up a puppy pal since Percy isn't allowed to come to Omaha. This will have to do for now as we wait for his body to reset, let the Lord heal, and continue to pray for a good recovery. I was up until 0830 this morning as there was a lot of excitement with putting the tube in, getting his labs done, and finding the right amount of pain control. I know the pictures only show part of the story, but he has really been struggling and we weren't sure he was going to make it last night. It's always easier to look at the situation after the fact, but I know there were many people praying for our little boy last night and I can only say the Lord was listening.