Saturday, February 16, 2008

Quiet

Very quiet day today...finally. Noah is settled on the ventilator and holding his own. Kailyn & Joshua came in to see him today. Now that the scary oscillator is gone, we decided they would be ok to come in. The kids did great and Noah even opened his eyes for them! He is extremely weak from being so sick and paralysed for 9 days, but he did manage to open his eyes for a couple of minutes throughout the day. He is very sedated, so he isn't focusing on much when he does open his eyes, but it's reassuring to know that he's in there somewhere! He tries to move his limbs, but it is too much effort at this point. He hasn't tried breathing on his own at all, he is letting the ventilator do all the work for him right now.
Noah's blood pressure is stable and his kidneys are working well. His chest xray is showing small improvements, but still very wet and hazy. His hemoglobin is drifting low again, so blood was brought in for him today. He will likely need another transfusion in the next day or two. His platelets are still low, but holding. He spiked another fever this evening. Still waiting for final culture results on the last blood culture to see exactly what is still growing.

7 comments:

verna said...

Isn't it good to see the Lord work in your son's life? He looks so much better today. Still praying and asking others to as well. Wishing you a good day today.

Erin Keown said...

he looks WAY better then when I saw him a few days ago. what a change. I am sure the kids were glad to see him

Kim said...

Noah-bean...you are looking closer to your old (young) self. I'm glad you are able to open your eyes and see those that love you by your side. I praise God for the work in your life.

Nichole - I was so happy to see you smile and laugh yesterday...I've missed that and I've missed you. Praying for all of you.

Kim

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Erin Keown said...

oh, and i forgot to mention Liam likes the mickey mouse face masks

Erin said...

Thank you Jesus for quiet!!! Glad that Noah's brother and sister were able to come and visit! Keeping you all in our prayers!

Anonymous said...

Hi Nichole and family,

As always, we're praying for Noah. May God continue to bless him and your family.

P.S. I love that lil video of Noah. His laughter just melts my heart.

Thanks again for sharing Noah with us.

Love you all!

~Rissa and family