I never thought I would hear words like "terrific, fantastic, and great" so soon in regards to Thomas's progress....but that is what the CT surgeon said this morning! I almost cried I was so happy!
Thomas had a good night. Several prayers have been answered and we are so grateful!
-He has not had any episodes of SVT in over 24hours!
-He is waking up more, opening his eyes, chewing on his tube, and moving his arms and legs :)
-He is weaning off of the Epi and maintaining his blood pressure
-His ventilator settings have come down
-He is on Fentanyl now and the Precedex has been stopped
-He is exceeding everyone's expectations so far.....that was one of our specific prayers....not that he would just do "ok"
There are still a few issues that need prayers:
1) His kidney function- urine output is good, but has room for improvement. Also, the lab values used to measure kidney function are too high....hopefully they will improve!
2) His white blood cell count and CRP were very elevated this morning compared to yesterday. This could be just inflammation from steroids and major surgery, but it could be a sign of a brewing infection...which could be devastating. Please pray that he will remain free from any infections!
3) Pray that he will continue to diurese so the swelling will go down enough for his chest to be closed in the next few days
This whole pregnancy and experience with Thomas has changed our perspective forever! We are learning to see everything with new eyes, and are so grateful for the little things and baby steps along the way. We are so humbled by the many prayers and blessings we have received so far....God is so good.
This is a really pretty version of the doxology.....and the video is thought provoking....enjoy