Thursday, March 20, 2008

3/20/08 8:25 pm

I think I wanted to get the blog up tonight a little earlier because there is a lot going on. Will's day didn't go as planned again. He was having trouble breathing and early this morning he started having more and more difficulty. They did the tests and it showed that the left lung was completely collapsed. So they decided to bronch and try to help him get some of those plugs up. They couldn't do it the first thing because he had already drank something and it's really dangerous to do that with something on his stomach. So we had to wait until 2:30 this afternoon.
He was really struggling by that time and the drs said there might be a possibility that he would have to go back on the vent. The respiratory dept. here at this hospital is terrific. They have become our new best friends. We had four of his favorites come up to ICU to see if they could help Will breath better. Whit, one of Will's favorites, worked on him most of the day trying to get him more comfortable. As I said before, they really care here almost as much as our old hospital does in Twin Falls.

They did the procedure and they got some plugs up but they only could open up the upper lobes. The bottom lobes on the left side were closed solid. They took an xray right after the bronch was done and it showed the lower lobes not working. So now what??? The drs are having a little meeting and seeing what they need to do. They might send him down to the cat scan place again.
They came back into the room about 6:30 and they had decided to stick a needle into the lung cavity to see if they can draw off some fluid. They did that right then but they didn't get much. The drs. were dissappointed that there wasn't more that they could get out. Then they said he could go ahead and eat. Well, needless to say, he was too tired by that time but Angel bullied him into eating some pudding. Maybe later after some rest.
I will let you all know how he does through the night.
Some added prayers are needed tonight. Thanks for all the support. God is surely working in all our lives.

God bless and I pray that He keeps smiling down upon us all.


Judy said...

Just a quick note to let you know you are in our thougths and prayers. Will, hope you have a good night and tomorrow is a new day for you to get better. Love, Layne and Judy

Bina said...

Will, sounds like a long and frustrating day for you! I feel you; my NCAA bracket started off the same way! I love all those under dogs those. I can't help but cheer for them. I get chills every time a little team upsets a big team! I'm not too worried 'bout my bracket yet... I'll hang in there. You do the same.... tomorrow's a whole new day! Anything can happen! Hope your bracket is going well. and hope tomorrow is better for you. You're in my thoughts and prayers! Love you all, love bina

Elisa Hope said...

Will-I feel like the worst person in the world because I not even contacted you since I moved to Salt Lake in January! When I found out you got your new lungs I felt even worse for not coming to see you before. I'm hoping you get better soon so I can come see you! Reading your blog has become part of my morning is pretty much the first thing I do when I get to work. Thank you so much Terri for keeping us all updated...I really appreciate it!! Keep working hard! I'm constantly praying for you!
Love ya,

Juli said...

Terri, Tom, Will, and Angel, Sending all our good thoughts and extra prayers your way...Will, you hang in there...Butch,Lorena(Maag) and I visit everyday about you and all you have going on...having gone thru the transplant with Mona, we know just what your going thru...we want you to know; we believe in you!! We know how strong you are, "Willpower", someone said!! We are sending you TONS of love, and please know we have faith that tomorrow will be a better day...God Bless All of you.