Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday Morning Update

Rock Star had a rough, rough night.  His oxygen level would stubbornly not stay in the healthy range without needing blow by oxygen.  He hated the oxygen of course, so all night Mike and I had to stay vigiliant about sneaking oxygen on him while he was asleep.  We would think he would be in a nice, deep sleep and sneak it on him and have him wake up flailing at us!  Ha!  Sadly he did get comfortable with his oxygen on around 4 a.m. and then it was time for a blood draw. Sigh.  Mike and I are walking zombies this morning.

We just had a long meeting with his team.  He has way too many issues going on to write about here but here is how you can specifically pray for him today:

Please pray that his oxygen stays in the healthy range without the need for oxygen support. 

Please pray for his lungs.  A chest xray last night showed that his lungs are slightly collapsed around the bottom from his surgery plus he has fluid around his lungs. 

Please for the fluid around his heart that it goes away.

Please pray for pain management today.  The team wants to cut back on the morphine because it can cause stats to drop and for him to be sleepy.  We need him to be up and moving to work out some of that fluid on the lungs and heart.  That is going to be difficult without morphine on board to help his tender wound site.  Also when he is in pain he tends to pant instead of taking big deep breaths which also negatively affects his stats.  Sigh.

This is the part that breaks our hearts, but it seems that his spunk and fight are gone.  He is so miserable that we cannot entice him at all to get up or to communicate much with us.  We are going to try to rememdy that by bringing down Kyle and Hope today.  We pray that their sweet faces will perk him up.  I am tearing up now writing this, but we miss our spunky fighter.  We are so concerned that his demeanor has changed so much and he is so quiet and passive.  I feel guilty now for ever accusing him of being strong-willed because I would LOVE to see that side of him again.  Needless to say our hearts are broken and we are sad and scared.   It has been a long and emotional few days around here. 

That is our update here.  We will update later after his repeat chest xray.  We covet your prayers for our sweet boy. 


  1. Praying for you on vacation in Destin FL...

  2. Robinsons....I am praying with everything I have that today is a better day! I know that David will be sooooo happy to see Kyle and Hope as well as Pops and GG! Come on have got to get that "GET UP and GO" about you again! I miss those sweet smiles and silly poses! Please, please get better soon! The Kilby's love you!

  3. Praying for God to heal Rock Star, and to hold Mike and your hands through this rough time. You are all fighters and the lord will see you through it!!

  4. Praying for your family...Sat here in tears reading your post about David losing his spunk...I hope it comes back twice as much to fight this! I can tell your love for your family through your words. Stay strong.

  5. Praying for you from Erie, PA. xo, Pam Heynoski

  6. Prayers from the Rinker family in Harpers Ferry WV.

  7. Prayers from the Rinker family in Harpers Ferry WV.

  8. Laura and Family:
    We pray for David and you guys every night.

    Isaiah 41:10 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Natasha Pappas

  9. You all are in our prayers!!

  10. Praying with all my heart for your family. Lord please be with this family.

  11. Valerie and Wilma ThomasJune 29, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    Laura and Mike,
    We are praying for David and his family. We hope he will be happy to see Kyle, Hope, GG and pops. We hope he will get better.

  12. Praying! And praying and praying!

  13. You don't know me but I live in Marion and I faithfully watch your page for updates on David. You and your faith are such an inspiration to me. I pray for healing for David and for comfort for you and your family. As a mother and grandmother, I can't imagine how difficult it is to watch your child go through all of this. Loves of love and prayers to your entire family

    1. Jamie and JoshuaJune 29, 2012 at 4:39 PM

      Hey Buddy! It's me, Joshua Pike and Mom. My mom has been telling me how you have been doing and it makes me sad to know you aren't SPUNKY right now!! I know how SPUNKY you can be, so we are praying that God can help you feel better very very soon!! I will be saying prayers for you!! We also hope seeing Kyle and Hope brings a happy smile to your face!! I can't wait for you to get better, so maybe we can go swimming or play ball!!

      Laura & Mike: I am most definitely lifting you and your family to our GOD!! I cannot imagine how you all are enduring this obstacle, but I know your faith will see you through!! Sweet David is wrapped up with so much love and prayers from all over. GOD answers prayers!! Please know we are praying and sending love your way!!

      Much love and prayers,

  14. Praying for your sweet baby. The strength of your family will see David through his time of weakness! Love , faith and prayers are surrounding you.

  15. 2 Corinthians 12:9

    And he said unto me, "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness." Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

  16. I am praying for that precious boy and all the family.