Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Closure went well...
Dr. Mill just came to Jordan & I to report the chest closure went as well as expected! They're cleaning up our sweet boy now & then we'll be able to see him again. He was awake this morning before surgery, so we had a great time watching his eyes explore the room. So praise be to our God for the continued good reports thus far! He truly as been gracious to us & each day, we find ourselves thanking Him over & again for the amazing blessing of this little boy. What a gift to have another day with this precious child of His!
The next 24 hours are most critical as his heart adjusts to the change in pressure from having his ribcage closed around it once again. The plan from there is to continue administering diuretics to reduce remaining edema & then work on getting him off the ventilator, at which point the diaphragm issue takes center stage of attention.
So let's praise our great God for His love & faithfulness to Isaac! Praise Him for all He has done, for the success of this surgery & his steady recovery thus far. Please pray against infection, that his body would adapt to these new changes well, & for healing of his diaphragm so he can breathe on his own. Thank you again for your many prayers! It truly is awe inspiring to see the Body of Christ coming together to support this precious child & go to battle on his behalf. Thank you! Jordan & I are forever humbled & grateful for you all.