Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Silver Lining....

Noah has been off the paralytic for 24 hours now. Last night, around midnight, he finally had some movement. It started with his tongue and fingers and toes. Small, subtle movements but moving none the less. GREAT signs!!! He is still under a LOT of sedation so he won't be waking up and doing jumping jacks anytime soon :)
His white blood cell count has started going up over the past few days, so they are concerned with infection. So now they are putting him on additional antibiotics. This morning, I noticed that his urine output is increasing.. PRAISE GOD!! But please continue to pray for the kidneys!!! Noah's lungs and airways have a LOT of secretions, so there is a possibility that he may have an infection there.
Dr Michell came by to take a look at him. He is concerned about infections so he will be closing Noah's chest tomorrow. He will not be redoing the pexy, though, as he is concerned that the pexy had something to do with Noah's arrest last week. But this will be readdressed a little ways down the road. So for now, while Noah is still intubated, having the pexy down will not hinder his airways at the moment. When it comes time to extubate Noah, that is when the REAL test on Noah's airway will be.
Specifics to pray for today: Focused prayers for the kidneys to continue producing more and more urine. The closing of his chest tomorrow, that it will go smoothly and will not put extra strain on his heart and kidneys. Noah's movement to improve (this will help with moving the extra fluid around so the swelling can go down). Noah's airway situation to heal so that he will not require additional intervention when he is extubated. And for Noah's lungs, that any infections that may reside there, that it will be gone!

Yesterday was a 'bad day' for me. Very emotional. Thank you to everyone for your prayers and encouragement. A SUPER awesome friend took me out last night to see Life As We Know it and then to dinner. We had a GREAT time and laughed so hard. I really needed that laugh and girl time! She is such a blessing to me! :) Looking forward to another girls night with her sometime. Later this week I am going out with another equally awesome woman!! Can't wait!!!

Side note: The hospital is STILL under water restriction, so pray that they can get the water cleaned and running again!!! Thanks!!!

2 comments:

Stevie said...

hey, love the new background... and the GREAT news! we prayed for him in our church today. Many women committed to pray through the week and in their women's group! Noah, GREAT THINGS ARE COMING!!!!

ChariT said...

Hey momma! Found out about Noah thru facebook. It is great to have lovely and loyal friends! I have twins babies myself so you all are definitely in my prayers! Keep being the great mother you are!

Take care!

Chari

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