So I am back with the internet. That makes it so much easier. I hope everyone has their taxes done and it's over with for another year. Now we can all sit back and wonder where all the money went?????
The stomach tube is working just fine. It's not just a normal tube, but it goes down into the second part of the small intestine. If Ryan (my nephew who is a nurse) was here, I'm sure he's got a name for it. Anyway this will guarantee no aspirating into the lungs. That's why the procedure was a little more painful because they had to take a wire and thread it down there and then take a tube down. That was done with just a little pain med. They put him back on the tube feeds within a few hours because he is very malnourished. He needs nutrients now.
Speaking of pain meds, Will is going to be taken off all pain meds today because his blood pressure is still unstable. They don't want to take any more chances. Then they want to take out the vent tube. This will be a very important day and I know he can use extra prayers because the pain is going to be a little intense. He can do it, but he's not going to like any of us. But hopefully, tomorrow, on his birthday, he will be vent free. I don't know then if they can get him back on some pain meds, because he will have to start moving as soon as possible. There is no other way to get the swelling down off his tissues. They are still watching his liver numbers but they haven't gotten any higher in the last few hours.
Like I said before, Dr. Cauhill is back and she is on a roll. Her main objective is getting Will moving and breathing with those new lungs. I will tell you now that Will is a little skeptical about the new lungs being able to breathe right, and who can blame him. He just needs to build confidence up and really be able to trust the lungs. Seriously, even with all the "hits" they have had, the lungs are strong--just like Will. God gave him a good match.
So today, please pray for the pain to be lessened and for Will to be strong. I will try to let you know later how it's going. Maybe say a prayer for Tom and I also. It's so hard to see your child. now matter what age, be in pain. We can do it because it's all going to be worth it.
Love to all and God bless
p.s. Juli-Thanks for the book, I love it, and all the comments. You know what to say because you've been there already, just what we need to hear.
One more day until his birthday. We are going to bring a big cake in here for the staff.