Sunday, March 22, 2009

3 week update


It's 3 weeks today since he was taken to ITU.
 
I got to see a consultant this evening. His bilirubin count has gone down a bit and she thought he was also looking a little less yellow. They took him off the antibiotic that they thought was having an adverse affect on his liver and it seems to have done the trick. He had also got a bit of a fever over the weekend and that has come down as well. They have been able to reduce his oxygen and the ventilator pressure a wee bit. All positive things. Not so positive - his kidneys didn't do anything after they took him off dialysis and his potassium levels started to increase so he's back on it, his blood pressure dropped a bit so they've put him back on the drug to stabilise that, and he's not absorbing his feed again so he's back on IV nutrients.
 
On the whole though, tiny steps forward. I just hope he has the strength and the fight in him to keep this up.

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5 Comments:

  1. Tracie the Red said...
    Keep visiting him and keep giving him kisses. Somehow he'll be aware of it. Never underestimate the tiny things that can make all the difference in the world.

    We're still cheering for Ian!
    glittrgirl said...
    We need to tell more doggie stories, or was it the food talk that caused an eyelid reaction?

    He looked a lot less yellow that I was expecting, and was not as thin as I was expecting - normal muscle wastage through lack of activity, but his ribs aren't showing.

    Tiny weeny baby steps forward over a period of time constitute bigger steps froward. Let's hope this trajectory continues.
    Sara said...
    I can't believe it's been 3 weeks. I still pray you are taking care of yourself as well. Hang in there, you've got a world of support pulling for Ian and you. Prayers continuing.
    Lois Keen said...
    Dear Lisa, you and Ian are in my thoughts and prayers often, and will continue to be for as long as needed. Peace.
    MarkBrunson said...
    Still praying.

    Is there anything else we can do to help, Lisa?

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