Saturday, November 8, 2014

Late Night Update

Abby's CO2 levels have stabilized.  Thanks for your prayers--they are working!!  They still aren't where they should be, but they are better.  The doctors have ruled out several things and now believe it is a side effect of some of the medicines she is on.  They are hopeful that all of that will even out once the sedation is off and the tube is gone.

Her left lung is still not as full as they would like it to be, but she tolerated a lot of chest therapy today and has been positioned so that the lung can expand well, so hopefully that will help.  X-rays are taken at 4 a.m. (Oh yay!!), so we should find out tomorrow morning.  

Again, thank you for all of your prayers and support.  It encourages me so much to read your notes.  Thank you all SO much for loving our family!!!!

I am SO looking forward to having all of my little family in the same spot tomorrow.  We have missed the boys! Caleb won't get to see Abby, but at least I can spend a little time with him.  And then Matt will be up here for a few days....I am really looking forward to having him here!  

Never discount how tough a hospitalization can be on a family.  It's not easy.  While we all know our roles and how important each one is, no one is truly happy until everyone is together again!

3 comments:

Raelyn said...

Julie....
"Never discount how tough a hospitalization can be on a family. It's not easy. While we all know our roles and how important each one is, no one is truly happy until everyone is together again!" I know.... When I was a failure to thrive baby with craniosynostosis and congenital diaphragmatic hernia? My parents also had their then two-year old son. {Who stayed at our Grandparents house!!} It killed Mom emotionally because she could not be with both of her babies at once. So I get it. Truly. I do. Thanks be to God that Abby's CO2 levels have stabilized!! ;-D
Love you later, Raelyn

Dottie said...

I'm just one of your blog readers. Have never commented before but want you to know I am praying for your family.

Karen Phelps said...

Praying for healing everyday. Can't wait until you are home.