So far tonight, Isaac's heartrate & CO2 levels have slowly been climbing, though not to the severe levels they were last night. Also, he has begun holding onto more fluid, increasing the severe edema again. Doctors are adjusting some meds to hopefully pull off some edema & provide greater stability to his heartrate. Isaac has shown great sensitivity to adjustments of levels, so they are making all necessary changes with great care & vigilance. The severity of Isaac's condition creates a very sensitive balancing act for his nurse & doctors as they proceed in moving him towards a better state. His night nurse spend several years working in cardiology, so she's extremely familiar with HLHS kids. This brings greater peace of mind to Jordan & I as we attempt to get some rest tonight in order to be ready for whenever we're needed.
How to pray tonight::
::for Isaac's heartrate, CO2 levels, & pH remain in safe ranges.
::that he would respond to meds, pulling fluid from the third space back into the vessels.
::for his kidneys - better levels & function in removing excess fluid from the body & thus removing the edema quickly so as not to become septic. Also, for protection from the negative side affects these meds can have.
::for wisdom for the nurses & doctors in caring for him & discovering what is causing these problems.
Thank you all for your steadfast, passionate prayers for our sweet boy & continued encouragement for Jordan & I. Doctors remain amazed that he's made it through thus far. To God be the glory! As one ofthem said earlier, "Miracles do still happen." We've seen God's hand at work today & are asking Him to continue in bringing our son through this valley. God is still in control! Let us pray!!!