Thank you all for joining us in prayer & fasting for our sweet boy yesterday. For the first time in a long while, no new problems arose yesterday! Still critically stable, Isaac was able to rest without too many interuptions & was very interactive during his awake moments. He loves to reach his left arm up & grasp the air with his precious hand. He has quite a strong grip! He slept well through the night with no complications & has been quite relaxed so far today. Several people who cared for him through the weekend's difficult events were back today, all thrilled & amazed to see Isaac still here. We've been so fortunate to not only have excellent medical care for our sweet boy here at UNC, but to have developed friendships with those who have cared for him. We remain deeply grateful for the care & compassion they have demonstrated towards our son.
At this point, our greatest concerns remain with Isaac's gut issues. After two sonograms, we're still unable to tell if eschemia or necrosis has occurred in the bowel. He continues to retain fluid around his belly for unknown reasons. Two options for figuring out what is truly happening in his gut are a CT scan or exploratory surgery. The CT scan is the prefered route. However, the medical team has concerns for Isaac's kidney tolerance for the oral & IV contrast necessary for the scan to be effective.
Isaac remains the enigma of the PICU. Our prayer is for the fluid surrounding his belly to go down & for a successful CT scan. We are so grateful for each day with our sweet boy. God has truly blessed us more than we could have fathomed through this journey. How faithful He is!