Wednesday, November 17, 2010

11/17

I have an update from last night sitting in kristen's inbox that I'm sure she will post later, but I wanted to send you a quick update from my phone to tell you we are ok. Matthew got very sick last night..he had been moved off of the epilepsy floor, and we were on the medical floor. Shortly after 1 am he got VERY sick. I was sure he was heading very quickly to the PICU with a ventilater. Miraculously, he was able to clear the secretions with a large vomit. But his cough was very weak and he couldn't hold his eyes open any more. He finally got some sleep this early morning and wasscheduled to have a bronchoscopy and scope with a possible addenoidectomy. He was still working so hard to breathe and is on high flow oxygen so I was concerned about doing the procedure. They send up an anesthesiologist to check him out and without listening tohim, he said it was ok to do the procedure. When we got down to the OR however the anesthesiologist said he was not willing to do the procedure and both surgeons agreed. I was surpisingly relieved. They worried that they wouldn't be able to get him off the venilater. So we are back in the room, and we are relaxing for the day. They are giving him steriods and extra nebulizer treatments to see if that will help.we will try to reschedule the procedure as soon as he is well enough. Thank you for your continued prayers..again I apologize for any spelling errors as this is being typed on my phone.

7 comments:

Brad and Amy said...

Jill - Brad and I continue to pray for Matthew. I am so glad to hear that he was able to get off of the ventilator. I pray that it is a step in the right direction and he'll continue making positive progress.

Hang in there and know that you have tons of people lifting up your name and Matthew's name in prayer throughout the day.

*Hugs* Amy

Lisa said...

Thinking about you and your family continually....

Diane said...

continue to pray.

Jane said...

My boys and I will continue to pray for Matthew and your entire family!

Lee Stikes said...

My Prayers are with You & Yours!
I Know that God is Watching over our Sons!
Bless You
Laurie

sherrilee said...

Prayed with my church family tonight for Matthew. I'm so sorry to hear that he had a rough night. But I can still hear a lot of positive things through your words. Praying his body will heal enough and get strong enough so that all the necessary tests can be performed. HUGS. Hope you don't still have that same nurse?!?

Cayman's Grandma S said...

I pray that each day little Matthew shows progress until soon you are both home and this hospital stay is just a distant memory.