What a great day today! I hope all of you enjoy your morning. Will's night went very easy. Nothing like the last one. He is looking better. He went down on the vent numbers last night. That's good. It just means his lungs are trying to work on their own. (Right Jo??) Who knows, maybe by this time tomorrow, he can be getting off the vent. I don't know if it will be that fast but Will is trying hard. He is amazing when he sets his mind to it.
He's been up three times tonight doing his workout. The nurses are amazed how much he can do already. He can't stand or sit because he's got two iv's in his legs because he's so swollen they can't find another place to put them. But the way he's going to start going up hill, they probably won't be in there long. They can't put it back in his neck because he still has quite a big clot there. We don't want to mess with that.
I know everyone is wondering how Will is bleeding into his chest. The drs aren't too sure-6 drs. and 6 different ideas. But the one that makes the most sense is that when they found the blood clot in his neck they started the heparin drip to dissolve it. Standard protocol. But even though Will was ten days out from his operation, he must have still been bleeding in his chest where they had to take his old lungs out. When they introduced the heparin, he started to bleed into his chest cavity. They could drain most of it out with the big tubes they had in, but some pooled up between his ribs and lungs and became too big of clots to come out with the drain. That's why they had to go back in and suction them out. Another idea was maybe Will is allergic to heparin. They sent some of his blood out to check that idea out.
Either way, he needs to go back on the heparin (I know, crazy huh) because of the blood clot in his neck. It's not something they are willing to ignore. They are waiting until later today to start. I will keep you updated.
Good news though, He doesn't have to go on dialysis. (spelling again??) The big renal drs. came in and feel that even though there is more swelling that the past week, the kidneys should handle it. Yea
So today we are hoping for a continuing uphill day. Remember, yesterday Will said that it was the turning point. So I am holding him to it. Even though all this has been happening, his new lungs are still in great shape. If we can get the fluids off him and stop the bleeding into his chest, we will be sitting pretty.
Your prayers are being heard by our mighty God. I still am in awe that all of you out there are praying so hard. God has been so merciful and the miracles he's been allowing will be Will's testimony when he gets all better and gets back home. There was over 800 hits on this blog site yesterday. I can't believe it and neither can Will. Thank you, thank you, thank you