Tuesday, June 8, 2010

6.8.10 - Hope for a brighter tomorrow...

Praise God - we got the test results back for his liver and it is working just fine. In fact, this afternoon, Liam seems like a different child than from this morning. He seems comfortable and is resting easy. He looks better too and his skin isn't cold and clammy like it was earlier. So weird how one minute things can be turn upside down and the next be relaxing and calm....We still don't have the results back for any indication of infection, but he has been on some pretty strong antibiotics, so I am really doubtful this will be an issue. Prayers definately are being answered!

Things this morning were just so's hard to seperate yourself from the moments here to stand back and think clearly. The plans are to try to extubate him the 3rd time tomorrow...we are very hopeful that this will be the final attempt. They told me they would probably have an ENT doctor standing by to check his throat immediately after, to make sure his vocal chords and airway are cooperating with the tube being out. They also plan to keep him on the steroid treatments through the day tomorrow also, to help keep any swelling down.

It's hard to be on this roller coaster ride again...the downs really slam you down sometimes, but then the up days make you forget the down times even happened...I feel like just when I send out an S.O.S., we'll have an upswing and things will be fine again...Liam is definately keeping us on our toes here! Praying for a SUCCESSFUL day tomorrow!

"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me." 2 Corinthians 12:9

1 comment :

  1. Glad that the liver tests came back just fine. I am sure that is a huge relief for you!

    Logan did have paralysis of one of his vocal chords following his first surgery and he eventually recovered from it with no issues there. I am saying many prayers that when they extubate Liam today everything goes smoothly and the ENT only hears "good" things when they check things out.