Monday, April 9th - Continue to Pray
Dear friends the last few days have been very busy for us with Daniel. For several days I have been the crazy ICU dad trying to tell the staff that Dan’s not right. Then yesterday while we had him out of the room he had a sudden change in his perfusion (blood flow) to his extremities. His hands turned almost blue (Med people cap refill >5) and his arms were mottled (color not good). I almost picked him up to run back to the unit but didn’t want to hurt him. God in his wisdom worked it out that Dan’s nurse changed to someone who had him before transplant but not in last week. She immediately saw what I was seeing without me saying a word. She made it clear to the doctors that he looked better pre-transplant. They took labs and an X-ray which they found he had pulmonary edema in his lungs (excess fluid) and started Lasix. His blood counts were down H/H 8/25 but giving blood products isn’t always the best thing for a transplant. This explains his tiredness when walking last few days along with fluid. He had echo and more labs through the night and cultures as well. Know it’s a lot of info but wanted it out there for those of you praying for him.
1. Prayer for the staff to be able to pinpoint source of problem. They aren’t sure what the issue is yet but are treating what they find as they find it.
2. Prayer he is not rejecting his new heart.
3. He needs a cath and was scheduled tomorrow thinking it might be sooner will see this morning.
4. Strength for him emotionally and spiritually it’s taking a toll as well as us.
"The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all; he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken. Evil will slay the wicked; the foes of the righteous will be condemned. The LORD will rescue his servants; no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned."
~ Psalms 34:17-22
Larry N Bettina Smith