Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Yesterday had been a great day, but towards the evening and all through the night was really rough. Noah is going through withdrawal and it is making him extremely uncomfortable. His renals were low and his blood pressure and heart rate were high. We also had to turn off his feeds for a few hours because he started backing up and had bilious coming out of his g-tube. He had pooped a lot yesterday but was having a hard time with it because he kept bearing down a lot during the night. Then around 5 this morning, we had given him a dose of Benadryl because itchiness is a side effect of all the narcotics he is on. After that dose he calmed down and slept for about 2 1/2 hours.
So... During rounds this morning, they talked about his night and all the things they tried to help him. He now has Benadryl as a PRN and they are starting methadone to help with coming off the other sedation meds. His feeds are back on but still at a rate of 6cc's an hour. He seems a little better this morning than last night so please pray that this continues in the right direction. His lipids are going to be run in a 12 hour period so he can get the fats he needs.
Prayer list:
Noah's withdrawals to subside.
His renal function to improve and his blood pressure to normalize.
His fever to go away.
His liver to go down and his belly to become less bloated.
His gut to wake up more and start digesting his feeds.
That he can come off the sedation drugs quicker without being uncomfortable.
For Aaron and I to feel confident in Noah's care from the nurses and doctors. And for us to feel comfortable going home this Thursday for Thanksgiving with the family.
For our family, that they will be comforted when they can not be here with us everyday.
Thank you

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Saying a payer for you guys! :)

Martha

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