Today has been quite busy, so this update will be brief. Thank you all for lifting up our boy in prayer each day. God is faithful & continues to work in our sweet boy's life, even when the medical status seems confusing or contradictory. And while the roller coaster of this journey may be exhausting at times, we remain confident that He has a good purpose for all of this & goes with us through every step. Remember Isaiah 43.2: "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead. Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you."
Isaac's left lung is open once again! With the combined efforts of his nurses & respiratory therapist, a large mucus plug was displaced & removed this afternoon. The bronchoscopy removed the remaining plugs, allowing his lung to fill with air once more. Thank you, Lord! What a blessing to hear some good news.
His Broviac line had to be removed today due to a leak. Early in the morning, it began leaking fluid & bleeding from the entrance site. Luckily, the doctors were able to place a subclavian line successfully without problems so the flow of meds did not experience long interruption. Isaac is also demonstrating some clotting difficulties, so the chest tube to drain fluid form the abdomen has been delayed. Lactate continues to flux between 4 & 8. Doctors are still trying to determine the cause for this.
That's all for now. Our sweet boy is resting peacefully now, with hopefully an uneventful night ahead.