Thomas's chest was closed this afternoon. Initially he tolerated it well, but around 4pm his blood pressure dropped. He was given volume and all inotropic meds were increased, but ultimately they decided he wasn't tolerating it and he is now having his chest reopened as I type this. We knew ths was a risk, as the first 12-24h after closure can be touchy. I'm so disappointed.
Please pray that he will tolerate this well and his blood pressure and other values will normalize quickly.
Pray that he is stable enough to try closing again in a few days.
This is such a roller coaster! Please pray that things will settle down and he will be strong so we can make some forward progress.
"how can you say the LORD does not see your troubles?
....Have you never heard?
Have you never understood?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of all the earth.
He never grows weak or weary.
No one can measure the depths of his understanding. (Isaiah 40:27, 28 NLT)