Thursday, February 21, 2008

Another Miracle!

16 days ago, I really didn't think it was possible. As much as I hoped and prayed, the words from the doctors was not very hopeful, and I really thought we may be at the end of Noah's journey. But Noah's time is not now...and thanks to the prayers of so many of you, God has chosen to heal our son and Noah was extubated today! He did wonderfully and is only requiring O2 by nasal prongs. His chest xray looks really nice, and other than some desats, he is doing so well! I cried tears of joy today as he smiled at me and tried to pull my mask off. My little man is amazing, and I am so thankful to have been given more time with him. He is responding and moving well (still very weak, but getting stronger), so it looks as if his time spent down during resuscitation did not have any major effects on his brain function. He had a lovely 8 hour sleep this afternoon once that tube came out. He was definately a happy little guy! Still haven't heard that cry, as he is still very hoarse.

We are having some issues with weaning his morphine and medazolam. Noah has become very dependent on the drugs and despite the slow wean, he was showing signs of withdrawal this evening. Poor little guy was so jittery, irritable, and unable to settle himself. So we had to back off on the weaning a bit just to make him comfortable and give him some Lorazepam to take the edge off. His latest blood cultures came back negative. His lung culture is still growing pseudomonous, and the strain has changed slightly, making it more resistant to some of the antibiotics and more difficult to treat. Hopefully the newest lung culture taken today will come back negative as his lungs are improving. And no more fever spikes since yesterday evening!

Thank you for all your prayers and support in so many ways. Thank you for the meals, treats, coffee and childcare. Thanks to the CH5 staff for all your visits and for showing me how much you all love Noah. That means the world to me. Thanks to our small group for taking the kids out for a special day on Monday and making sure that they know they are cared for too! I couldn't make it through these days without the support of so many people!

6 comments:

Melanie said...

That is one truly amzing miracle from God!! Just proves to show you that prayers are answered!! Praying for a speedy recovery and that God will continue to heal Noah so he can laugh and play and you can hear his voice again!

Anonymous said...

Praise God! Nichole, that's wonderful news. He's definitely a fighter and God has major plans for him. I'm so happy to hear of his improvements.

May God continue to bless you all!

~Love,
Rissa and family

Dianne said...

So Amazing! I have been following Noah's Journey for the last 6 Months, and have praying for you guys in this last storm. Still Praying.

Anonymous said...

Just can't believe. we will be praying that he is weaned off the morphine soon. Sometimes we think we know what God is up to, but His ways are so much higher than ours. Way to go Buddy!! love granny

Christie Momma said...

Alright Noah!!! Much praise going up tonight!

verna said...

Praise the Lord!