Friday, October 16, 2009

10.16.09 - Everything in reverse...

Today was a rough day for all of us. Liam's oxygen level has been low after his bottle feedings, and last night and today his oxygen level did not rebound back enough and remained low. The did an x-ray of his lungs to check to see if he might still be aspirating some and there was a small amount of fluid present. Therefore, they suspended his bottle feedings until they can figure out if that is affecting his oxygen saturation. They also had to put him back on oxygen and put sensors back on his head and abdomen to monitor saturation levels. They ran another echo-cardio-gram and did some bloodwork to rule out any other possibilities for why his levels are low. When we left tonight, his levels had seemed to recover some, so hopefully overnight they will remain strong.

I am not sure how today will set us back, if at all, with the possibility of coming home early next week. Hopefully, it will just be a blip on the radar. One day at a time...

It also didn't help an already stressful day that Dustin was in a minor car accident this morning on his way to work. He was not hurt at all, but our car will probably be in the shop for awhile. The other driver was at fault. Thankfully, he was able to take care of everything today and get us squared away with a rental.

So that was our Friday. I think I am becoming a little numb to everything. I was pretty emotionless today - I think I am getting exhausted with all the what-ifs and what-could-be's. It seems everytime we make progress, we have twice as many setbacks or obstacles to overcome put in our way. The Lord must sustain me...I'm losing steam here! But press on we will...for our strength comes from a bottomless source! Thanks be to God!

1 comment :

  1. Tara, praying for encouragement and energy for you and Dustin during this time. The NICU life is full of ups and downs, two steps forward and one step back. We continue to pray for Liam to grow strong and healthy.