Monday, April 28, 2008

Monday 4/28/08 5:05 am

Monday already. I hope everyone had a great weekend. I think we did just fine. Will's numbers are all looking good. He's gotten so much stronger with his lungs muscles. I really think the doctors are thinking that maybe the vent can come off today or tomorrow. I am just praying that this is so.

He's sitting up almost by himself and he doesn't shake too badly. They have quit most of the iv meds, just a few antibiotics. The lasix is done for now. That's the med that has been drawing the fluids off Will. Even though he still has about 3 liters that he needs to get off, he will do that after he can start moving. He looks so much better. But then I thought he looked pretty cute before. Just don't tell him I said that.

Your prayers will be appreciated for this day. If the doctors allow it, he probably won't get it out until later this afternoon. This is his schedule so far. He will have his treatment about 9:30 and they will set his numbers down to 7 over 5. Those are the numbers that we have been working to bring down. A few days ago we were 12 over 5. Then after a few hours on that setting we will try to put it down to 5 over 5. He needs to do that for an hour (He did that today for a practice and went 1 hour 20 minutes.) Then the drs. will order a peremiter test and if he passes that, then they get together and look at all the blood work, volumes and numbers and decide if he's strong enough. So you can see how long it will take. Just everyone think postive today. I really believe it's going to happen.
I will post a blog and let you know later this afternoon how it is going.
Thanks for the prayers and God bless.

God never said life would be easy.
He just promised it would be worth it.


karrie & jeff said...

We will pray that Will's numbers come down. Thanks for letting us know specifically what to pray for. A friend from church, Linda Bay, has been sharing about her brother-in-law, Dan, who had a lung transplant about the same time as Will. He did not have CF, though. After a few set backs, he is now doing well and getting stronger. We will keep Will in our thoughts today (as we do every day) that he will continue to get stronger and stronger. Lynlea went rafting on the Snake River Sunday afternoon with some friends who have bought Hart's at Tuttle. They had a great time! The water was pretty cold. Have a great Monday! Love Karrie and Jeff

Jen Holtzen said...

What a beautiful day to get off the vent! I hope the weather is as cheerful in Salt Lake as it is here in South ID. I will be praying hard today, checking the blog often, and hoping that all is well in Will's world! Scott, Jen, Traj, Ryk, and Dax

Brandon, Tonya, and Girls said...

When I was in Brazil I had a sticker that said, "Eat a live toad in the morning and nothing worse will happen the rest of the day." (I never tried it, but thought that some days it would be a debatable statement) Willie, when the vent comes out I want you to try it and let me know if it's true.