The surgeons decided not to close Thomas's chest today, and are planning to do it tomorrow. That is fine with me, as it's another day for the swelling to improve.
Part of me is anxious for it to be closed since it is the next hurdle on the long list of baby steps ahead of us, and it is also a risk for infection. Another part of me is going to miss that little window into his chest. There is something reassuring about being able to watch that little heart pumping away. It is only the size of a strawberry! It reminds me what a miracle our bodies are, and how Thomas was "fearfully and wonderfully made."
Everything else at rounds was pretty stable. Kidney function hasn't really improved, but urine output is good. his abdominal X-ray was clear this morning, but he will finish the course of antibiotics to be safe.
Please continue to pray for:
- improvement Of his kidney function
- lots of urine output so swelling will improve
- for successful chest closure tomorrow, that he will tolerate it well and won't need to be reopened
- That he will remain free from infection
- that he won't develop a chylothorax
My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak,
but God remains the strength of my heart;
he is mine forever. (Psalm 73:26 NLT)
Thanks for thinking of us today,and most of all thanks for praying for Thomas!